Covid-19 News

PAXLOVID becomes available to Saskatchewan Residents as COVID-19 hospitalizations climb

Jan 25, 2022 | 1:52pm

The Saskatchewan Government announced today that the antiviral pill PAXLOVID will be available to eligible Saskatchewan residents starting January 26th. While the treatment is no substitute for the vaccine, it is a treatment that will be suitable in helping individuals with compromised immunity to COVID-19 overcome infection and prevent the progression to hospitalization. PAXLOVID is […]

Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon cancelled this winter due to COVID-19

Jan 25, 2022 | 1:28pm

Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon has been cancelled this winter. The cancellation is due to Manitoba limiting indoor activities to 50 percent capacity to a maximum of 250 people per event due to COVID-19. The Ag Days event typically draws over 10 thousand people per day and there is no sign yet when Manitoba will […]

“Freedom Convoy” set to pass through Regina on trek to Ottawa

Jan 24, 2022 | 5:46pm

A convoy of truckers protesting federally enforced vaccine mandates for cross border trucking is about to roll into Regina, as they make their trek onward to Ottawa. Branded a “freedom convoy” – the protest is meant to draw attention to a policy that many feel is unfair to truck drivers choosing to not get fully […]

29 people now in provincial ICUs with COVID-19

Jan 24, 2022 | 1:51pm

The Saskatchewan government is reporting 909 new cases of COVID-19 in the province today. Hospitalizations also increased by 10, with 262, including 29 people in provincial ICU’s. Among the new cases, 235 Saskatoon. 281 Regina and 86 in the south central region. Sadly the province also reported 3 new deaths – bringing the provincial total […]

Saskatchewan Premier Says lockdowns don’t work.

Jan 24, 2022 | 11:50am

During a press conference Premier Scott Moe pointed to Quebec as an example of why lockdowns do not work. “Omicron is spreading across Canada and spreading around the world regardless of the public health measures that are in place” Premier Moe pointed to Quebec – a province that has some of the most stringent current […]

Saskatchewan surpasses 13,000 active cases of COVID-19

Jan 23, 2022 | 2:02pm

Saskatchewan has hit over 13,000 active cases as the province reported 1,629 more new cases of COVID-19. The active case now sits at 13,290 after 969 more recoveries. Hospitalizations also increased by eight, with 252, including 226 inpatient hospitalizations and 26 ICU hospitalizations. New cases were reported in the Far Northwest (19), Far North Central […]

Sask. reported three more deaths and 29 more in hospital

Jan 22, 2022 | 3:38pm

Twenty-nine more people are in the hospital, and three more are dead due to COVID-19, according to the Government of Saskatchewan’s latest COVID update. Hospitalizations have increased by 29 to a total of 244 residents. Of those, 90 inpatient hospitalizations are due to a COVID-19 related illness, 97 are incidental COVID infections, and 31 have […]

Unreported data error leads to 9 new COVID-19 deaths in provincial total

Jan 21, 2022 | 3:22pm

The provincial COVID-19 death toll rose by 9 in the January 2022 update of the Saskatchewan COVID-19 dashboard. A database error lead to no deaths being reported since the start of 2022 – those numbers have now been adjusted to 969. Dr. Saqib Shahab says the data error does not reflect the current case count […]

Saskatchewan reports 1092 COVID-19 recoveries as hospitalizations reach 3 month high

Jan 20, 2022 | 1:52pm

Hospitalizations continue to climb for another day in the province of Saskatchewan, on a positive note so do provincial recovery numbers. The province now has 215 hospitalized cases of COVID-19, including 23 people in the ICU. Saskatchewan reported 1158 new cases, and currently has close to 12,000 active cases in the province. Among the new […]