There are 149 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Jan. 27, bringing the provincial total to date to 22,794 cases.
Six Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. One reported death was in the 50-59 age group from the Saskatoon zone; one reported death was in the 60-69 age group from the North Central zone; and four reported deaths were in the 80+ age group from the Saskatoon zone.
The new cases are located in the Far North West (5), Far North Central (1), Far North East (3), North West (8), North Central (8), North East (8), Saskatoon (48), Central West (2), Central East (7), Regina (38), South Central (2) and South East (15) zones, and four new cases have pending residence information.
Please note that the Ministry of Health is updating data reporting systems. The updated numbers for the COVID-19 dashboard are not available for Jan. 27, so there isn’t a breakdown on the number of new cases and active cases for South East Zone 4, which includes Estevan.
Another 264 people have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 19,993, while 2,527 cases are considered active.
Two hundred and twenty (220) people are in hospital. One hundred and eighty-four (184) people are receiving inpatient care: Far North West (5), Far North East (1), North West (15), North Central (30), North East (6), Saskatoon (70), Central West (2), Central East (11), Regina (39), South West (1), South Central (1) and South East (3).
Thirty-six (36) people are in intensive care: North West (2), North Central (2), Saskatoon (18), Central East (1), Regina (12) and South West (1).
There were 2,176 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Jan. 26.
To date, 497,468 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of Jan. 25, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 282,334 people tested per million population. The national rate was 455,473 people tested per million population.
The seven-day average of daily new cases is 242 (19.8 new cases per 100,000 population).