COVID-19 viral load remains largely unchanged in Saskatoon coming 2023

after a break in monitoring for COVID-19 New numbers have been issued since the holiday in Saskatoon’s wastewater as well as in Prince Albert.


The viral load in Saskatoon “did not change significantly during the festive season,” researcher Femi Oloye said in an email Thursday.

Read more:

First case of XBB.1.5 COVID-19 variant found in Saskatchewan

Read next:

Family says Lisa Marie Presley died of heart attack at age 54

Saskatoon saw a 2.4 percent reduction in viral RNA load by January 4, 2023. This week’s 73,000 gene copies/100 mL is considered moderate and was the 34th highest recorded during the pandemic.

“This level of viral RNA load indicates that SARS-CoV-2 infection in Saskatoon has not changed significantly in Saskatoon,” the report said.

Overall viral load was found in the wastewater in Saskatoon.

University of Saskatchewan

In Prince Albert, levels decreased by 18.2 percent in the period up to January 1.

Story continues below Advertisement

The viral load of 40,900 gene copies/100 mL measured this week is the 48th highest value seen in Prince Albert during the pandemic.

Overall viral load was found in the wastewater in Prince Albert.

University of Saskatchewan

And while North Battleford’s numbers are frequently reported, the report notes that results are not currently available due to shipping delays.

Click to play video: 'Saskatchewan COVID-19 researchers unable to obtain hospitalization data'

Saskatchewan COVID-19 researchers unable to obtain hospitalization data

&copy 2023 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.