Saskatchewan has 240 new COVID cases, no new cases in Weyburn

There are 240 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Jan. 25, bringing the provincial total to date to 22,416 cases. There are no new cases of COVID in the Weyburn area, with 27 active cases currently, and 237 active cases in the southeast region as a whole.

One Saskatchewan resident who tested positive for COVID-19 has died. The individual was from the North Central Zone and in the 80+ age group.

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The new cases are located in the Far North West (17), Far North Central (2), Far North East (3), North West (33), North Central (12), North East (36), Saskatoon (49), Central West (5), Central East (30), Regina (42), South Central (2) and South East (6) zones and three (3) new cases have pending residence information.

Three cases with pending residence information were assigned to the North West (1), North Central (1), and South East (1) zones.One previously reported case was deemed to be out-of-province and removed from the count for Saskatoon.

A total of 18,890 individuals have recovered, including 217 new recoveries, and 3,272 cases are considered active.

There are 202 people in hospital, with 170 people receiving inpatient care: Far North West (3), North West (13), North Central (27), North East (2), Saskatoon (69), Central West (3), Central East (8), Regina (39), South West (1), South Central (1) and South East (4).  Thirty-two (32) people are in intensive care: North West (2), North Central (2), Saskatoon (14), Central East (1), Regina (11), South West (1) and South Central (1).

There were 304 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered yesterday in Saskatchewan - this brings the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 33,353. As of Jan. 24, 102 per cent of the doses received have been administered. This overage is due to efficiencies in drawing extra doses from vials of vaccine received.

The doses were administered in the following zones: Saskatoon (149), Far North Central (11), Far North East (11), and North West (133). An additional 10 vaccines not previously reported, were administered in the Far North Central zone on January 19.

There were 2,193 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Jan. 23.

To date, 493,132 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of Jan. 22, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 280,726 people tested per million population. The national rate was 453,601 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 265 (21.6 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.

SHA Drive-through Testing Wait-Times Now Available Online 

As of Jan. 25, the Saskatchewan Health Authority will post the wait times for all drive-through COVID-19 testing sites on their website at https://www.saskhealthauthority.ca/news/service-alerts-emergency-events/Pages/COVID-19-Drive-Thru-Wait-Times.aspx.

Wait times will be updated three to four times per day, depending on the hours of operation for each site. Wait times are approximate and can change very quickly.

Testing at the drive-through sites is available to anyone who requests it, regardless of whether they have symptoms. A referral from HealthLine 811 or family physician is not required, however, a valid health card and/or identification will be requested.