There are 238 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Jan. 3, bringing the provincial total to date to 16,083 cases.
As of Jan. 3, a total of 3,866 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have been provided to health care workers in Regina as part of the initial pilot and in Saskatoon as part of Phase 1. With the arrival of 4,900 doses of Moderna vaccine, the Far North Central and Far North West regions will start vaccinating priority populations the week of Jan. 4.
There are no deaths to report for Jan. 3.The new cases are located in the Far North West (17), Far North East (39), North West (23), North Central (50), North East (2), Saskatoon (42), Central West (1), Central East (6), Regina (20), South West (1), South Central (13) and South East (14) zones. Ten new cases have pending residence information.
Two previously reported cases with pending residence information have been assigned to the North West and North Central zones.
A total of 13,084 individuals have recovered, including 109 new recoveries as of Jan. 3, and 2,841 cases are considered active, with 153 active cases in the southeast region.
There are 152 people in hospital, and 114 people are receiving inpatient care: eight in the North West; 29 in the North Central; 35 in Saskatoon; two in the Central East; 36 in Regina; one in the South West; two in the South central; and one in the South East zones. Thirty-eight people are in intensive care: three in the North West; five in the North Central; 11 in Saskatoon; one in Central East; 15 in Regina; two in the South West; and one in the South Central zones.
There were 2,103 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan as of Jan. 3.
To date, 434,157 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of Dec. 29, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 256,659 people tested per million population. The national rate was 366,464 people tested per million population.