COVID-19 Update for the Week of August 10: Prevent Transmission with Vaccinations, Testing
The province of Saskatchewan continues to support COVID-19 surveillance through contact and case management. Every confirmed case will be advised to self-isolate during the contact tracing process. Testing is available for asymptomatic individuals as well as for anyone with even the slightest symptoms.
If you are experiencing even mild symptoms of headache, stuffy nose and sore throat, find testing options near you.
COVID-19 immunizations are continuing through walk-in/pop-up clinics at public venues throughout the province, as well as through participating community pharmacies by appointment. Appointments booked online will continue for some smaller centres where pharmacy immunization is unavailable. All information related to COVID-19 vaccines and immunization clinics will be available at saskatchewan.ca/COVID19-vaccine or through the SHA social media channels.
Vaccination and breakthrough data demonstrates that it is unvaccinated people who are in-hospital and facing the most severe COVID-19 illness and death. Vaccination has been demonstrated in clinical trials and in evidence around the world to be the best protection against COVID-19 transmission and illness.
COVID-19 Summary for August 10, 2021:
- From August 4 - 10, 16,708 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 1,434,610.
- As of August 10, 75 per cent of those 12+ have received their first dose and 66 per cent of those 12+ are fully vaccinated.
- There were 536 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan from August 4 - 10, bringing the provincial total to 50,679 cases. Three hundred and sixty-eight recoveries were recorded during the same period.
- The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan is currently 77 (6.4 per 100,000).
- 6 new deaths were reported August 4 - 10.
- There were 336 cases confirmed as Variants of Concern between August 4-10.
- As of August 10, there are 62 people in hospital: 49 are receiving inpatient care and 13 are in intensive care.
- From August 4 - 10, there were 10,835 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan.
Daily provincial COVID-19 statistics by age, date and geographic zones including active cases, recoveries and confirmed variants of concern can be found at on the dashboard at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-cases.
Stick it to COVID - Get Your Vaccination
All Saskatchewan residents 12 years and older are eligible for vaccination with second doses administered following a 28-day interval.
- A map of participating pharmacies across the province is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-pharmacies.
- The Saskatchewan Health Authority is holding pop-up and walk-in vaccination clinics throughout the province, targeting under- and unvaccinated communities. Details on clinic locations and times is listed on the SHA website. Please note clinics are subject to change based on demand, weather, etc. Any changes to clinic hours and location will be updated online.
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 care 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].