COVID-19 Update: 3,866 Vaccines Delivered, 238 New Cases, 109 New Recoveries
As of January 3, a total of 3,866 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 238 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on January 3, 2021, bringing the provincial total to date to 16,083 cases.
There are no deaths to report for January 3.The new cases are located in the Far North West (17), Far North East (39), North West (23), North Central (50), North East (2), Saskatoon (42), Central West (1), Central East (6), Regina (20), South West (1), South Central (13) and South East (14) zones. Ten new cases have pending residence information.
Two previously reported cases with pending residence information have been assigned to the North West and North Central zones.
A total of 13,084 individuals have recovered and 2,841 cases are considered active.
One hundred and fifty-two people are in hospital. One hundred and fourteen people are receiving inpatient care: eight in the North West; 29 in the North Central; 35 in Saskatoon; two in the Central East; 36 in Regina; one in the South West; two in the South central; and one in the South East zones. Thirty-eight people are in intensive care: three in the North West; five in the North Central; 11 in Saskatoon; one in Central East; 15 in Regina; two in the South West; and one in the South Central zones.
There were 2,103 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan as January 3, 2021.
To date, 434,157 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.
Daily COVID-19 Statistics
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 181 (15.0 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-case.
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 [email protected].