COVID-19 update for Jan. 24: 260 new cases, including four in Estevan’s zone; 168 more recoveries

There are 260 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Jan. 24, bringing the provincial total to date to 22,177 cases.

Three Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. One death reported was in the 60-69 age group from the Far North East zone. Two deaths were reported in the Regina zone – one in the 60-69 age group and the other in the 80+ age group.

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Seventeen new cases are in the South East region. Four of those new cases are in South East Zone 4, which includes Estevan.

There are also four new cases in Zone 3, which is west of Zone 4 and includes Weyburn; four new cases are in Zone 2, which is north of Zone 4; and five are in Zone 1, which is in the northwest corner of the region.

Thirty-eight cases of COVID-19 in Zone 4 are considered active. There are 234 active cases in the South East region.

The new cases in Saskatchewan are located in the Far North West (26), Far North Central (1), Far North East (3), North West (52), North Central (14), North East (9), Saskatoon (72), Central West (6), Central East (11), Regina (42), South West (1) and South Central (4) zones. 

Two new cases have pending residence information.

Another 168 people are considered recovered, bringing the Saskatchewan total to 18,673 recoveries. Two of the recoveries are from the South East. A total of 3,251 cases are considered active.

One hundred and ninety-six (196) people are in hospital.  One hundred and sixty-four (164) people are receiving inpatient care: Far North West (4), North West (13), North Central (23),  North East (1), Saskatoon (68), Central West (3), Central East (8), Regina (36), South West (1), South Central (1) and South East (6). The number of people in hospital in this region is up two from Jan. 23.

Thirty-two (32) people are in intensive care: North West (2), North Central (4), Saskatoon (15), Central East (1), Regina (9) and South Central (1).

There were 2,684 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Jan. 23, including 226 from the South East.

To date, 490,939 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 272 (22.5 new cases per 100,000 population).

There were 642 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered Jan. 23 in Saskatchewan – this brings the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 33,039. As of Jan. 23, 101 per cent of the doses received have been administered. The Ministry of Health says the overage is due to efficiencies in drawing extra doses from vials of vaccine received.

The doses were administered in the following zones: Saskatoon (148), North West (261) and South East (233).

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