Over 2,800 vaccines given in Saskatchewan, 270 new COVID cases

Weyburn area has five new cases, 50 active ones altogether

There were 2,857 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered yesterday in Saskatchewan - the highest one-day total to date. This brings the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 16,927.

The doses were administered in Regina (267), Saskatoon (893), Prince Albert (857), Far Northwest (129), Northeast (426) and Southeast (285). The Far North Central reported an additional 53 vaccines administered on Jan. 14, not previously reported. No data for January 15 is available at this time.

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For a listing of first and second doses in Saskatchewan administered by geographic zone, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-vaccine-update.

Due to work to expand its European manufacturing facility, production of the Pfizer vaccine will be impacted for a few weeks. Pfizer is temporarily reducing deliveries, potentially by half, to all countries receiving vaccine manufactured at this facility, including Canada. In Saskatchewan, vaccines will continue to be administered as received according to priority sequence.

A shipment of 4,900 doses of Moderna vaccine arrived on Friday and distribution is underway to the Central and Southeast zones. Due to poor weather conditions on Friday, the shipment flying to the Far North East did not arrive until Saturday morning. Clinics were expected to begin Saturday and continue through the weekend. 

Daily COVID-19 Statistics

There are 270 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Jan. 16, bringing the provincial total to date to 19,985 cases. In the Weyburn region, there are five new COVID cases, with a total of 50 active cases currently, and 273 active cases in the southeast area as a whole.

Two Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. One reported death was in the 60-69 age group and one in the 80+ age group. Both were from the Regina zone.

The new cases are located in the Far North West (10), Far North Central (1), Far North East (15), North West (49), North Central (23), North East (13), Saskatoon (68), Central East (5), Regina (47), South Central (6) and South East (26) zones, and seven new cases have pending residence information.

Twelve cases with pending residence information were assigned to the Far North West (1); Far North East (2); North Central (6); North West (1); Saskatoon (1) and South West (1) zones.

A total of 15,730 individuals have recovered, including 235 new recoveries as of Jan. 16, and 4,043 cases are considered active.

There are 199 people in hospital, with 164 people are receiving inpatient care: Far North West (3), Far North Central (1), Far North East (1), North West (10), North Central (30), North East (10), Saskatoon (55), Central West (1), Central East (7), Regina (34), South West (1), South Central (1) and South East (10). Thirty-five people are in intensive care: North West (2), North Central (5), Saskatoon (17), Central East (1), Regina (9) and South Central (1).

There were 3,071 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Jan. 15.

To date, 468,461 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of Jan. 14, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 271,772 people tested per million population. The national rate was 436,214 people tested per million population.

Further statistics on the total number of cases among healthcare workers, breakdowns of total cases by source of infection, age, sex and region, total tests to date and the per capita testing rate can be found on the Government of Saskatchewan website. Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/cases-and-risk-of-covid-19-in-saskatchewan.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 311 (25.7 new cases per 100,000 population) and is now available on the Government of Saskatchewan website. This chart compares today’s average to data collected over the past several months. Please visit https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness/covid-19/seven-day-average-of-new-covid-cases.