Sask. COVID-19 update: two more deaths, 247 new cases, 249 more recoveries

There are 247 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Jan. 13, bringing the provincial total to date to 19,017 cases.

Two Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. Both deaths are in the 80+ age group, with one reported in the North Central zone and one reported in the Saskatoon zone.

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Eleven new cases are in the South East region. None are in South East Zone 4, which includes Estevan.

There are four new cases in South East Zone 3, which includes Weyburn, and seven in Zone 1, which is in the northwest corner of the South East region.

Twenty-eight cases in Zone 4 are considered active, the lowest number of active cases in a South East zone. A total of 249 cases in the South East are considered active.

The other new cases in Saskatchewan are located in the Far North West (12), Far North Central (10), Far North East (nine), North West (24), North Central (27), North East (27), Saskatoon (82), Central West (one), Central East (eight), and Regina (23) zones. Thirteen new cases have pending residence information.

Another 249 people have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 15,063. One more person in Zone 4 has recovered. Seven more cases in the South East are considered to be recovered.

A total of 3,748 cases in Saskatchewan are considered active.

Two hundred and five people are in hospital. One hundred and sixty-nine people are receiving inpatient care: Far North Central (1), Far North East (1), North West (12), North Central (35), North East (13), Saskatoon (43), Central West (1), Central East (9), Regina (43), South Central (1) and South East (10). The number of hospitalizations in the South East has remained the same.   

Thirty-six people are in intensive care: North West (2), North Central (6), Saskatoon (17), Central East (1), and Regina (10).

There were 2,620 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Jan. 12, with 177 tests from the South East.

To date, 458,665 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of Jan. 11, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 268,426 people tested per million population. The national rate was 391,433 people tested per million population.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 316 (26.1 new cases per 100,000 population) and is now available on the Government of Saskatchewan website.

As of Jan. 13, a total of 10,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan, however all vaccine reports for Jan. 13 have not yet been received.  A more detailed update on vaccines delivered for Jan. 13 will be released in the Jan. 14 news release.

 

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