COVID-19 UPDATE FOR JANUARY 15: 14,017 VACCINES DELIVERED, 382 NEW CASES, 231 NEW RECOVERIES, FOUR NEW DEATHS
As of January 15, a total of 14,017 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan.
Two thousand and thirty-two doses were administered in the Regina (386), Saskatoon (674), North Central (549), Far North West (191), Far North East (30) and North East (202) zones. Numbers from the Far North Central zone have not yet been reported.
For a listing of first and second doses in Saskatchewan administered by geographic zone, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-vaccine-update.
Second doses of Pfizer vaccine are now underway for health care workers in Saskatoon, with vaccination of residents and staff in long term and personal care homes in Saskatoon proceeding.
The vaccine clinics announced earlier this week in the North Central communities of Wakaw, Cudworth, Rosthern, Big River, Canwood, Shellbrook, Birch Hills, Debden, Blaine Lake, Candle Lake and Christopher Lake are fully booked. Additional clinics will be scheduled as quickly as possible following the sequencing of priority populations in those zones with high active case rates. The Saskatchewan Health Authority’s public service announcements on clinics can be found at www.saskhealthauthority.ca/news/Pages/Home.aspx.
Daily COVID-19 Statistics
There are 382 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on January 15, 2021, bringing the provincial total to date to 19,715 cases.
Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 Dashboard is available here.
Four Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. Two new deaths in the 60-69 age group were reported in the North East (1) and South East (1) zones. Two new deaths in the 80+ age group were reported in the Saskatoon (1) and South East (1) zones.
The new cases are located in the Far North West (46), Far North Central (2), Far North East (24), North West (45), North Central (38), North East (36), Saskatoon (88), Central West (2), Central East (14), Regina (42), South West (1), South Central (4) and South East (30) zones and 10 new cases have pending residence information.
Four cases tested out of province were found to be Saskatchewan residents and added to the counts in the Far North West (2), Far North East (1) and North West (1) zones.
Thirteen cases with pending residence information were assigned to the Far North West (6); Far North East (2); North Central (1); North East (1); and Regina (3) zones.
A total of 15,495 individuals have recovered and 4,010 cases are considered active.
Two hundred and ten people are in hospital. One hundred and seventy-five people are receiving inpatient care: Far North West (3), Far North Central (2), Far North East (1), North West (11), North Central (36), North East (14), Saskatoon (48), Central East (9), Regina (40), South West (1) and South East (10). Thirty-five people are in intensive care: North West (2), North Central (5), Saskatoon (15), Central East (1), Regina (11) and South Central (1).
There were 3,455 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on January 14, 2021.
To date, 465,390 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of January 13, 2021 when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 270,524 people tested per million population. The national rate was 395,617 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 320 (26.4 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 [email protected].
(Photo courtesy: Saskatchewan Government/Saskatchewan Government News Release)