No additional deaths, 52 new cases of Covid-19 in Saskatchewan July 29
412 active cases, 43 in hospital, Nine in intensive care
July 29, 2021, 2:06 pm
Daily COVID-19 Statistics
There are 52 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on July 29, bringing the provincial total to 49,882 cases.
There are 1 active cases in Central East 5, including the Esterhazy and Melville areas
There are 6 active cases in South East 2, including the Moosomin, Rocanville, Whitewood and Kipling areas.
There are 4 active cases in South East 4, including the Redvers, Carlyle, and Estevan areas.
The new cases are located in the following zones: Far North West, 9; Far North Central, 2; Far North East, 3; North West, 6; North Central, 4; North East, 2; Saskatoon, 9; Central East, 1; Regina, 6; and South East, 5. Five cases are pending residence information. One case with location pending was assigned to the Regina zone.
No new deaths were reported today.
Recoveries total 48,892 and 412 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, 15; Regina, 11; 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 44 (3.7 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 1,564 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on July 28, 2021.
To date, 958,748 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of July 27, 2021, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 807,908 tests performed per million population. The national rate was 1,009,101.
No new lineage results were reported for 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.
Update to COVID-19 Vaccination and Case Information Reporting
As COVID-19 moves from pandemic to endemic, the Ministry of Health continues to monitor all key indicators necessary to respond to COVID-19 in the province. Starting Tuesday, August 3, the COVID-19 vaccination and case news release will become weekly, summarizing the vaccination and case information. The COVID-19 dashboard, which contains all vaccination and case information including vaccines delivered, new and active cases by zones, hospitalizations, testing, and status of variants of concern for the province will continue to be published seven days a week at this time. The dashboard can be found at 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.