Saskatchewan has 290 new COVID cases, none in Weyburn area

There are 290 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Jan. 18, bringing the provincial total to date to 20,562 cases. There are no new cases in the Weyburn region, with 51 active cases currently and 286 active cases for the southeast as a whole.

Four Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. One reported death was in the 60-69 age group in the North East zone. Two new deaths in the 70-79 age group were reported in the Far North West (1) and Saskatoon (1) zones. One new death in the 80+ age group was reported in the Far North East zone.

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The new cases are located in the Far North West (45), Far North Central (12), Far North East (20), North West (41), North Central (13), North East (33), Saskatoon (55), Central West (1), Central East (10), Regina (25), South West (2), South Central (5) and South East (7) zones, while 21 new cases have pending residence information.

Six cases with pending residence information were assigned to the North West (2), North Central (2), Saskatoon (1) and South Central (1) zones.

A total of 16,078 individuals have recovered, including 142 new recoveries, and 4,265 cases are considered active.

There are 210 people in hospital, with 180 people receiving inpatient care: Far North West (7), Far North Central (1), North West (13), North Central (24), North East (10), Saskatoon (61), Central West (1), Central East (8), Regina (42), South West (1), South Central (1) and South East (11). Thirty people are in intensive care: North West (2), North Central (3), Saskatoon (15), Central East (1), Regina (8) and South Central (1).

There were 2,449 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered on Jan. 17 in Saskatchewan - this brings the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 22,618.

The doses were administered in the following zones: Regina (527), Saskatoon (778), North Central (65), Far North East (104), Central East (183) and Southeast (792).

There were 2,811 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Jan. 17.

To date, 473,604 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of Jan. 16, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 273,543 people tested per million population. The national rate was 440,474 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 291 (24.0 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.