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Omicron accounts for 95% of new cases in Saskatchewan | Coronavirus

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According to the update from the Saskatchewan health authorities, 242 cases have been identified with the Omicron variant, while more than 2,240 samples are still under investigation.

More than 530 cases counted

The Saskatchewan Health Authority has identified 537 additional cases of COVID-19 and has no deaths in its report, released Wednesday.

There are 165 new cases in Regina and 130 in Saskatoon.

As of January 5, the number of active cases is 4,446 according to provincial data.

Saskatchewan had 106 hospitalizations as of Wednesday, including 13 patients admitted to intensive care.

Of the 106 patients, almost 55% were not fully vaccinated.

Since the start of the pandemic, 87,708 people have contracted COVID-19, and 960 have died from it.

Vaccination

The province reports 1,895 new doses of vaccine administered in Saskatchewan, bringing the total to 1,805,779 since the start of the pandemic.

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