No additional deaths, 50 new cases of Covid-19 in Saskatchewan July 28
376 active cases, 43 in hospital, Nine in intensive care
July 28, 2021, 2:11 pm
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.
There are 1 active cases in Central East 5, including the Esterhazy and Melville areas
There are 3 active cases in South East 2, including the Moosomin, Rocanville, Whitewood and Kipling areas.
There are 2 active cases in South East 4, including the Redvers, Carlyle, and Estevan areas.
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 COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.