COVID-19 active cases up 71% in Sask. 1 month after restrictions were lifted
Saskatchewan’s active COVID-19 cases have increased 71 per cent in the month since all pandemic-related restrictions were lifted.
On July 11, Saskatchewan reported 399 active COVID-19 cases in the province. On Wednesday that number sits at 682, as the province reports 90 new cases.
The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases is 81, or 6.7 new cases per 100,000 residents.
The province reported 44 more recoveries and no additional deaths.
Sixty-five Saskatchewan residents are being treated for COVID-19 in hospital with 15 in intensive care.
"Vaccination and breakthrough data demonstrates that it is unvaccinated people who are in-hospital and facing the most severe COVID-19 illness and death," the Ministry of Health said in an email. "Vaccination is the best protection against COVID-19 transmission and illness."
New COVID-19 cases are located in the Far North West (one), Far North Central (three), Far North East (24), North West (four), North Central (seven), North East (four), Saskatoon (22), Central West (two), Central East (three), Regina (five), South West (four), South Central (two) and South East (five) zones and four new cases are pending location information.
According to the Ministry of Health, public health is reviewing a request to consider COVID-19 restrictions in the northern part of the province.
There are 1,370 more people who are fully vaccinated, with an additional 1,912 doses of vaccine administered.
Saskatchewan health care workers tested 1,864 more people for COVID-19.