COVID-19 update: 6,015 vaccines delivered, 336 new cases, 223 recoveries and seven deaths

As of Jan. 8, a total of 6,015 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan, with nearly 1,200 delivered in the last 24 hours. This includes 2,069 Pfizer doses and 815 second doses in the Regina pilot program; 2,627 Pfizer doses in Saskatoon; 160 Pfizer doses in Prince Albert; and 344 Moderna doses in the Far North West zone. This represents the largest number of vaccines administered in one day, to date.

Daily COVID-19 Statistics

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There are 336 new cases of COVID-19 and 223 recoveries to report in Saskatchewan on Jan. 8, bringing the provincial total to 17,474 cases.

Seven Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. One new death was recorded in the 80+ age group in North Central. Four new deaths were recorded in the Regina zone: one in the 60-69 age group, two in the 70-79 age group and one in the 80+ age group. Two new deaths were recorded in the South East: one in the 30-39 age group and one in the 80+ age group.

There are 17 new cases in the South East region. Two of the new cases are from South East Zone 4, which includes Estevan. There are also six cases in Zone 3, which includes Weyburn and is to the west of Zone 4, eight new cases in Zone 1, which is the northwest area of the zone, and one in Zone 2, which is to the north of Zone 4. 

There are 17 active cases in Zone 4, and 178 in the southeast region. 

The other new cases are located in the Far North West (20), Far North Central (4), Far North East (52), North West (46), North Central (41), North East (3), Saskatoon (57), Central West (6), Central East (9), Regina (56), South West (2) and South Central (6) and 17 new cases have pending residence information.
Seventy-two previously reported cases with pending residence information have been assigned to the Far North West (5), Far North East (21), North West (20) and North Central (21), Central East (1), Saskatoon (2), Regina (1) and South East (1) zones.

A total of 14,237 individuals have recovered and 3,053 cases are considered active.

One hundred and eighty people are in hospital. One hundred and fifty-four people are receiving inpatient care in the following zones: Far North Central (1), Far North East (1); North West (11); North Central (30); North East (3); Saskatoon (50); Central East (8); Regina (39); South Central (2); and South East (9). Twenty-six people are in intensive care in the following zones: North West (2); North Central (4); Saskatoon (8); Central East (1); and Regina (11).

There were 3,105 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Jan. 7.

To date, 445,168 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of Jan. 6, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 263,183 people tested per million population.  The national rate was 381,241 people tested per million population.

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