The Moderna vaccines are being distributed but cases continue to climb in Saskatchewan
As of January 2, 3,722 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have been provided to health care workers in Regina as part of the initial pilot and in Saskatoon as part of Phase 1. With the arrival of 4,900 doses of Moderna vaccine, the Far North Central and Far North West regions will start vaccinating priority populations the week of January 4.
There are 485 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on January 2, 2021, bringing the provincial total to date to 15,845 cases. On January 1, there were 275 new cases and on January 2, there were 210 new cases.
Three Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. Two in the 80+ age group were from the Saskatoon and Regina zones and one in the 50-59 age group from North Central.
The new cases are located in the Far North West (13), Far North Central (1), Far North East (90), North West (51), North Central (68), North East (18), Saskatoon (75), Central West (3), Central East (32), Regina (81), South Central (18) and South East (24) zones. Eleven new cases have pending residence information.
Ten Saskatchewan residents tested out-of-province have been added to the case counts in the Far North East (1), North Central (1), North West (7), and Regina (1) counts. Thirty-one previously reported cases with pending residence information have been assigned to the Far North East (3), North West (1), and North Central (27) zones.
A total of 12,975 individuals have recovered and 2,712 cases are considered active.
One hundred and sixty people are in hospital. One hundred and twenty-seven people are receiving inpatient care: two in the Far North West, nine in the North West; 30 in the North Central; two in the North East; 36 in the Saskatoon; one in the Central West; six in the Central East; 36 in the Regina; one in the South West; and four in the South East zones. Thirty-three people are in intensive care: two in the North West; three in the North Central; 11 in the Saskatoon; one in Central East; 14 in Regina; one in South Central and one in the South West zones.
There were 2,735 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on December 31, 2020 and 2,588 on January 1, 2021.
To date, 432,054 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of December 29, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 256,659 people tested per million population. The national rate was 366,464 people tested per million population.