Saskatchewan has 332 new COVID cases, 189 new recoveries

Weyburn area has six new COVID cases, 54 active cases total

There are 332 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Jan. 9, bringing the provincial total to 17,803 cases. There are 199 active cases in the southeast, and In the Weyburn area, there were six new cases and a total of 54 active COVID cases.

Seven Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. Four new deaths were recorded in North Central: one in the 70-79 age group and three in the 80+ age group. Two new deaths were recorded in the Regina zone: one in the 60-69 age group and one in the 80+ age group. One new death was recorded in the Southeast in the 50-59 age group.

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The new cases are located in the Far North West (9), Far North Central (8), Far North East (17), North West (44), North Central (18), North East (30), Saskatoon (74), Central West (2), Central East (14), Regina (57), South Central (8) and South East (32) zones and 19 new cases have pending residence information.

Three duplicate cases have been removed. Two from the North West zone (one case from December 3, 2020; one case from December 11, 2020); and one case from the Central East zone from January 7, 2021.

A total of 14,426 individuals have recovered, with 189 new recoveries as of Jan. 9, and 3,186 cases are considered active.

There are 179 people in hospital, with 149 people receiving inpatient care in the following zones: Far North West (1), Far North Central (1); North West (9); North Central (29); North East (3); Saskatoon (46); Central East (9); Regina (38); South Central (2); and South East (11). Thirty people are in intensive care in the following zones: North West (1); North Central (5); Saskatoon (9); Central East (2); and Regina (13).

 As of Jan. 9, a total of 6,964 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. This includes 2,069 Pfizer doses and 788 second doses in the Regina pilot program; 2,681 Pfizer doses in Saskatoon; 386 Pfizer doses in Prince Albert; 482 Moderna doses in the Far North West zone, 65 Moderna doses in the Far North Central and 493 Moderna vaccinations were administered on Jan. 8 in the Far North East.

There were 3,049 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Jan. 8.

To date, 448,217 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of Jan. 7, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 264,390 people tested per million population. The national rate was 410,244 people tested per million population.

Further statistics on the total number of cases among health care 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 289 (23.9 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.