A total of 4,254 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have been provided in Saskatchewan as of January 5. The majority of those first doses have been administered to health care workers as part of the pilot project, which is completed in Regina and nearing 90 per cent completion in Saskatoon. Those same health care workers will begin receiving their second doses soon, at which point they will be fully immunized.
The province expects a shipment of vaccines to be received in Prince Albert this week to allow vaccinations for eligible health care staff, long term and personal care home residents in the area to begin.
Vaccination of long term care residents and health providers began on Jan. 5 in Saskatchewan’s Far North. The first Moderna vaccinations were provided in Île-à-la-Crosse to Registered Nurse Brittany Favel and her grandfather Jimmy Favel, who is a resident in Île-à-la-Crosse Long Term Care. Vaccinations also started in La Loche this morning, as part of the roll-out in the Far North West zone.
There are 153 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Jan. 5, bringing the provincial total to date to 16,520 cases.
Five Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. The individuals were from the North Central (1), North East (1), South Central (1) and Regina (2) zones and all in the 80+ age group.
The new cases are located in the Far North West (8), Far North East (6), North West (13), North Central (14), North East (5), Saskatoon (33), Central West (1), Central East (13), Regina (39), South Central (1) and South East (6) zones. Fourteen new cases have pending residence information.
Fifteen previously reported cases with pending residence information have been assigned to the North Central (11), North East (2), South Central (1), and Saskatoon (1) zones.
A total of 13,298 individuals have recovered, with 120 new recoveries, and 3,057 cases are considered active, with 167 active cases in the southeast region. In Southeast region 3, which includes Weyburn, there are 31 active cases and three new cases of COVID, as of Jan. 5.
There are 166 people in hospital, with 135 people receiving inpatient care: one in the Far North West; one in the Far North East; six in the North West; 25 in the North Central; three in the North East; 40 in the Saskatoon; five in the Central East; 42 in the Regina; two in the South West; two in the South Central; and eight in the South East zones. Thirty-one people are in intensive care: two in the North West; four in the North Central; 10 in the Saskatoon; one in the Central East; 14 in the Regina zones.
There were 1,779 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Jan. 4.
To date, 437,421 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of Jan. 3, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 260,933 people tested per million population. The national rate was 375,678 people tested per million population.
Daily COVID-19 Statistics
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 214 (17.7 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.