REGINA — Weekly data from the Saskatchewan Health Authority is reporting that while new case numbers are decreasing slightly compared to last week, hospitalization numbers continue to rise.
Numbers shared in this week’s COVID-19 update from public health show that since Oct. 13, a total of 2,232 new positive cases were reported in the province.
Another 3,186 recoveries were also reported, leaving Saskatchewan’s active case total at 3,434 — less than the 4,450 active cases reported this time last week.
The seven day average of new cases has also decreased to 319, or 26.5 per 100,000.
Forty more deaths were also reported this week.
Hospitalizations are the only statistic that haven’t decreased, with 335 individuals currently under care due to COVID-19. Of those, 252 are in acute care and 83 are in ICU care.
ICU admissions reached an all-time high on Monday, with 85 individuals in care.
The majority of individuals hospitalized continue to fall into the unvaccinated category. Provincial data shows that 251 out of 335 individuals, or 75 per cent, have not received both doses of the vaccine.
Vaccination has also slowed from last week, with a total of 23,495 new doses of the vaccine delivered since Oct. 13.
Of those, 10, 729 were first doses and 12,766 were second doses — the first time in three weeks that second doses have outnumbered first.
Total vaccinations in the province have reached 1,627,570, with approximately 84 per cent of residents over 12 years old having received one dose and 75 per cent with both doses.
Full data on COVID-19 in Saskatchewan is update daily on the province’s online dashboard.