COVID-19 in Sask.: 2 deaths, 270 new cases on Saturday

Undetected spread a challenge for Saskatchewan health officials

There were 2,449 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered yesterday in Saskatchewan. Pfizer is temporarily reducing deliveries, potentially by half, to all countries receiving vaccine manufactured at this facility, including Canada. Two new deaths in the 70-79 age group were reported in the Far North West (one) and Saskatoon (one) zones.

These cases are located in the Far North Central, Athabasca (43), Far North West (141), Far North East (234), North Central (65), and North East (146).

There are 290 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on January 18, 2021. The other deaths were a person in their 60s who lived in the northeast area and a person in the 80-and-over age group who lived in the far northeast region.

The 2,857 vaccine doses were delivered in the following areas: Saskatoon (893), Prince Albert (857), northeast (426), southeast (285), Regina (267) and the far northwest (129).

The province reaffirmed that vaccines will continue to be administered according to its priority sequence.

Two people in their 70s died - one in the Saskatoon zone and one in the far northwest. Poor conditions on Friday delayed the shipment arriving in the far northeast zone until Saturday.

Vaccination clinics will continue throughout the weekend.


Twelve cases with pending residence information were assigned to the Far North West (one); Far North East (two); North Central (six); North West (one); Saskatoon (one) and South West (one) zones.

For more COVID-19 case information for a specific region visit the Government of Saskatchewan dashboard.

A total of 15,730 individuals have recovered and 4,043 cases are considered active.

Saskatchewan's seven-day average of daily new cases is 311, or 25.7 new cases per 100,000 population.

The doses were administered in the following zones: Regina (453), Saskatoon (749), North Central (766), Far North West (77), Far North East (42) and South East (1145).

The Ministry of Health said there are 210 people in hospital, matching the province's highest total so far. Thirty-five people are in intensive care: North West (2), North Central (5), Saskatoon (17), Central East (1), Regina (9) and South Central (1).

The 2,811 COVID tests processed in Saskatchewan on Sunday increased the total so far to 473,604.

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