Saskatchewan extends Covid-19 restrictions for three weeks

January 26, 2021, 3:48 pm


Current Saskatchewan Covid-19 restrictions will be in effect for three more weeks, until February 19, Premier Scott Moe announced Tuesday.

The current restrictions were due to expire this Friday.

The province announced the extension along with the announcement of 14 more deaths from Covid-19 on Tuesday, January 26.

Total deaths from Covid-19 in Saskatchewan are now at 268 -- 115 so far in January, 106 in December, 22 in November and 25 from March to October.

Also announced Tuesday -- three bars have each been issued tickets for $14,000 for violating public health orders, including Crackers in Saskatoon, Crazy Cactus in downtown Saskatoon, and Mr. D’s Stats Cocktails and Dreams in Regina.

The province reported 839 new recoveries and 232 new cases Tuesday, reducing the number of active cases to 2,665, the lowest since November 21

The number of people in hospital with a COVID-19 diagnosis rose by six to 208, including 33 receiving intensive care.

As of Monday, Saskatchewan had the highest number of active cases per 100,000 in the country, with 279 active cases per 100,000 people, well above the national average of 166.

Saskatchewan also led in the seven-day average of new cases per 100,000 with 158, compared to a national average of 101, and compared to 97 in Alberta and 86 in Manitoba.