Jan. 18 COVID-19 update: Four new deaths, 22,618 vaccines delivered, 290 new cases

There were 2,449 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered yesterday 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 South East (792).

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Data for January 17 from the Far North West and Far North Central zones is not yet available and will be reported tomorrow.  On January 16, there were 10 doses administered in the Far North Central zone.

For a listing of first and second doses in Saskatchewan administered by geographic zone, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-vaccine-update.

Daily COVID-19 Statistics

There are 290 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on January 18, 2021, bringing the provincial total to date to 20,562 cases. 

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.

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 and 4,265 cases are considered active.

Two hundred and ten people are in hospital.  One hundred and eighty people are 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 2,811 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on January 17, 2021.

To date, 473,604 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan.  As of January 16, 2021 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.

Public Health Measures

For more information on the current public health measures or to see the Public Health Order, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-measures.

General COVID-19 Information

General public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.


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