July 28, 2021

COVID-19 Update for July 28: 1,394,825 Vaccines Administered, 50 New Cases, 51 Recoveries, No New Deaths

An additional 4,562 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 1,394,825.

Vaccines Reported
The additional 4,562 doses of COVID-19 vaccine reported today were administered to residents living in the following zones: Far North West, 53; Far North Central, 1; Far North East, 104; North West, 375; North Central, 315; North East, 257; Saskatoon, 1,086; Central West, 193; Central East, 301; Regina, 1,125; South West, 76; South Central, 69; and South East, 441.  There were 166 doses administered with zone of residence pending.

Seventy-four per cent of those 12+ have received their first dose and 63 per cent of those 12+ are fully vaccinated.

Status of Population Vaccinations, as of July 27, 2021




First Dose


Age 80+


47,821 (93%)

45,345 (88%)

 Age 70-79


74,431 (90%)

70,507 (86%)

Age 60-69


121,950 (87%)

113,240 (81%)

Age 50-59


114,343 (80%)

101,353 (71%)

Age 40-49


110,452 (73%)

93,324 (62%)

Age 30-39


117,097 (66%)

93,402 (52%)

Age 18-29


115,123 (63%)

82,709 (46%)

Age 12-17


56,666 (62%)

36,945 (40%)

Don't Hesitate - Vaccinate
As of August 8, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is shifting their vaccination focus from mass vaccination to focused outreach, targeting those in the province who are under- and unvaccinated.  While the provincial vaccination program will continue through targeted walk-in and pop up clinics as well as through participating pharmacies, take advantage of all the options currently available to receive your first or second dose.

Details on clinic locations and times are listed on the SHA website.  Please note, these vaccine clinics are subject to change based on demand.  Any changes to clinic hours and location will be updated online.

All Saskatchewan residents 12 years and older who have received their first dose of vaccine are now eligible to receive their second dose following a 28-day interval.  Whether seeking your first or second dose, vaccination appointments can be booked through the Saskatchewan Health Authority online at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19 or by calling 1-833-SaskVax (1-833-727-5829).  Street addresses and hours of operation for drive-thru and walk-in clinics are available at www.saskatchewan.ca/drive-thru-vax.

A map of participating pharmacies across the province is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-pharmacies.  This online tool includes links to pharmacy booking websites and provides details on the vaccine brand being offered at each location.

Daily COVID-19 Statistics
There are 50 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on July 28, bringing the provincial total to 49,830 cases.

Fifteen Saskatchewan residents tested out-of-province were added to the following zones: Far North West, 6; Far North East, 1; North West, 4; Saskatoon, 2; and Central West, 2.

The new cases are located in the following zones: Far North West, 10; Far North Central, 8; North West, 1; North Central, 2; North East, 1; Saskatoon, 13; Central East, 3; Regina, 7; South West, 1; South Central, 1; and South East, 1.  Two cases are pending residence information. One case with location pending was assigned to the North Central zone.

No new deaths were reported today.

Recoveries total 48,876 and 376 cases are considered active.

There are 43 people in hospital.  This is the lowest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients since November 9, 2020.  Thirty-four are receiving inpatient care: Far North West, 1; North West, 2; North Central, 4; Saskatoon, 14; Regina, 10; South Central, 2; and South East, 1.  Nine are in intensive care: North Central, 1; Saskatoon, 5; and Regina, 3.

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 41 (3.4 new cases per 100,000).  A chart comparing today's average to data collected over the past several months is available at https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness/covid-19/seven-day-average-of-new-covid-cases.

There were 1,824 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on July 27, 2021.

To date, 957,184 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan.  As of July 26, 2021, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 806,361 tests performed per million population.  The national rate was 1,007,919.

New lineage results were reported for 88 Variants of Concern today.  Of the 8,050 VOCs with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, 7,041 are Alpha (B.1.1.7), 573 are Delta (B.1.617.2), 426 are Gamma (P.1), and 10 are Beta (B.1.351).

Provincial COVID-19 statistics on the total number of cases among health care workers, breakdowns of total cases by source of infection, age, sex and region, total tests to date, per capita testing rate and current numbers of confirmed variants of concern can be found at http://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-cases.

Living With COVID-19
For guidance on Living with COVID-19, including the requirements for self-isolation if you have a positive COVID-19 test, expectations around masking, information for businesses and workplaces and the visitation requirements for acute care as well as long-term and personal care homes, go to https://www.saskatchewan.ca/living-with-covid.

General COVID-19 Information
General public inquiries may be directed to [email protected].