There were a growing number of COVID-19 positive cases and rising level of transmission within communities and communal living venues in Southwest and West Central Saskatchewan. While some cases were linked to communal settings, it was crucial to note there were several other, unrelated increases in cases in this geographical area. The overall increased level of COVID-19 activity meant an increased risk of transmission to the public. There were 42 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on July 16, bringing the total to 923 cases. Thirty-one (31) of the new cases were in the south, six were in the central region, four in the Saskatoon region and one in the north. Of the 923 reported cases, 114 were considered active. A total of 794 people recovered. Eleven (11) people were in hospital, nine people received inpatient care; seven in Saskatoon, one in the south and one in the north. Two people were in intensive care; one in Saskatoon and one in the south.