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    Saskatchewan Confirms Presumptive Case Of Covid-19

    Released on March 12, 2020
    Saskatchewan Ministry of Health’s Provincial Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab has confirmed Saskatchewan’s first presumptive case of COVID-19. The resident is in their 60s with recent travel to Egypt.

    Experiencing symptoms, the individual was tested March 9 in Saskatoon and has been well enough to self-isolate at home. Public health officials are in regular contact with this individual.

    “The province’s first case is linked to travel from a country where local transmission of COVID-19 has been reported,” Dr. Shahab said. “This supports the expanded testing criteria of symptomatic travelers to better prepare Saskatchewan’s response to the COVID-19 event. All travelers need to monitor their symptoms for two weeks upon return home.”

    Public health’s contact investigation is underway and will connect with this individual’s close contacts. If you do not receive a call from public health, you are not at risk of transmission of COVID-19 from this individual.

    The Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory reported the positive lab sample March 12, 2020, and has forwarded it to the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg for confirmation.

    “While the risk of acquiring COVID-19 in Saskatchewan continues to be low, increased testing will assist us in detecting cases as early as possible and delaying the spread of the illness as long as possible,” Shahab said. “But it is critical that residents take precautions to protect themselves against respiratory illness. Wash your hands frequently, practice good cough and sneeze hygiene and stay home if you are sick.”

    “The Ministry of Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority have dedicated planning teams in place,” Saskatchewan Health Minister Jim Reiter said. “Our government is committed to providing the resources our public health system requires to mitigate and respond to COVID-19.”

    Protect Yourself from Respiratory Illness:
    • Wash your hands frequently – for at least 20 seconds;
    • Do not touch surfaces and then your mouth, eyes or nose;
    • Use tissues when you cough or sneeze and dispose of them immediately, use your elbow if a tissue not available;
    • Practice social distancing by not shaking hands, hugging, etc.;
    • Stay home if you become ill and prevent the spread of the illness.

    Travel Guidance:
    All travellers should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough or difficulty breathing) for 14 days after returning to Canada and avoid places where you cannot easily separate yourself from others if you become ill. If you have even mild symptoms, stay home and call HealthLine 811 for advice.
    Contact HealthLine 811 within 24 hours of arriving in Canada for direction.

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    Saskatchewan Confirms Second Presumptive Case of COVID-19

    Released on March 13, 2020 Saskatchewan Ministry of Health has confirmed Saskatchewan’s second presumptive case of COVID-19.

    The resident is in their 60s with travel from Oregon state in the U.S. The test was conducted in Saskatoon on March 10 and the individual has been well enough to self-isolate at home.

    Public health officials have begun their contact investigation to follow up on anyone who may be at risk of developing COVID-19 because of contact with this individual.

    If you do not receive a call from public health, you are not at risk of transmission of COVID-19 from this individual. The Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory reported the positive lab sample March 13, 2020, and has forwarded it to the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg for confirmation.

    “All travelers – including those to the U.S. -- need to monitor their health for 14 days upon return to Canada and be prepared to stay home if you have a fever or cough,” Saskatchewan Ministry of Health Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said.

    According to current research on COVID-19, eighty per cent of individuals who contract COVID-19 will experience only mild symptoms. They will be able to self-isolate and recover at home. Monitoring for symptoms and staying home when you are sick is important to prevent transmission and ensure acute care resources are reserved for those at highest risk of severe illness...


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      REGINA -- Four new presumptive cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Saskatchewan, bringing the total to six within the province.

      The government confirmed the four new cases in a press release on Saturday evening.

      Of the four cases, three were recorded in Regina while the fourth was identified in northern Saskatchewan.

      "If you could for a moment rise up out of your own beloved skin and appraise ant, human, and virus as equally resourceful beings, you might admire the accord they have all struck in Africa. Back in your skin of course, you'll shriek for a cure. But remember: air travel, roads, cities, prostitution, the congregation of people for efficient commerce - these are gifts of godspeed to the virus"
      The Poisonwood Bible


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        Saskatchewan reports 7th presumptive case of coronavirus
        By David Giles Global News
        Posted March 16, 2020 4:56 pm
        Updated March 17, 2020 10:30 am

        Saskatchewan is reporting its seventh presumptive case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

        Officials said Monday the person, who is in their 60s, was recently in Arizona and was tested in Regina...

        ...Dr. Saqib Shahab, Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer, said earlier in the day that there are two confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province...


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          Saskatchewan COVID-19 cases double to 16 in province
          By David Giles Global News
          Posted March 18, 2020 3:48 pm

          The number of presumptive novel coronavirus cases in Saskatchewan has doubled.

          Officials said Wednesday there are now two confirmed and 14 presumptive COVID-19 cases in the province. There were two confirmed and six presumptive cases on Tuesday,
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          Both confirmed cases are in Saskatoon...


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            Coronavirus: Saskatchewan reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, province totals 44
            By Mickey Djuric Global News
            Posted March 21, 2020 5:02 pm
            Updated March 21, 2020 5:03 pm

            Saskatchewan has 17 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, and one presumptive case, says the Ministry of Health.

            This brings the province’s total to 44 cases of COVID-19 with 25 cases being confirmed and 19 cases remaining presumptive.

            The new cases involve people who are 20 years of age or older, with the exception of one case which is still under investigation, says the Ministry of Health. All cases are related to travelling or people attending group events.

            The largest percentage of these cases are male at 65 per cent while females are at 35 per cent...


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              Saskatchewan reports new cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 52
              By Mickey Djuric Global News
              Posted March 22, 2020 3:52 pm
              Updated March 22, 2020 4:00 pm

              As of Sunday, Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Health is reporting eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the province’s total cases to 52.

              Of those, 33 cases are confirmed and 19 cases are presumptive positive.

              One of the new cases is someone in their late teens. All others who have COVID-19 are adults, says the Ministry of Health.

              Additionally, of those infected, 62 per cent are male and 38 per cent are female.

              Of the total cases, 21 are in Saskatoon, 19 are in Regina, five are in southern Saskatchewan (which excludes Regina), four are in central Saskatchewan (excluding Saskatoon) and three are in northern Saskatchewan...


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                The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan reached 66 on Monday.

                The provincial government announced that 14 new confirmed cases had been recorded in the province.


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                  Sask. has 6 new COVID-19 cases, provincial total at 72
                  Katherine Hill
                  Senior Digital Content Producer, CTV News Regina
                  Published Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:25AM CST Last Updated Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:29PM CST

                  REGINA -- Saskatchewan has six new confirmed cases of COVID-19, which brings the province's total to 72..

                  ...Of the 72 cases, 60 per cent are male and 40 per cent are female. Two cases are under the age of 19, 59 cases are between 20 and 64 years old, and 11 are older than 65...


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                    14 new COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, total reaches 86
                    By David Giles Global News
                    Posted March 25, 2020 4:41 pm

                    The number of new COVID-19 cases, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has edged up in Saskatchewan.

                    The province reported 14 new confirmed cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 86 since the first presumptive case was reported on March 12.

                    Four people have now been hospitalized...


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                      Possible COVID-19 Exposure at Snowmobile Rally in Christopher Lake

                      Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in News Release
                      ​​​​​​​​​​​The Saskatchewan Health Authority is issuing an adviso​​ry to anyone who attended the Lakeland Snowmobile Club Wilderness Rally Supper in Christopher Lake on Saturday March 14, 2020 between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. after confirmation that two people who attended the event have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one person who served at the event. Organizers say that over 110 people attended the rally supper. Anyone who attended the supper needs to self isolate immediately. If residing in Prince Albert or surrounding area contact the - Prince Albert Communicable disease team at 306-765-6504. If you are outside the Prince Albert area, please contact 811. For information on self-isolation go to​ and click on the COVID-19 information.​


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                        Sask. reporting 3 recoveries, 95 total COVID-19 cases
                        Katherine Hill
                        Senior Digital Content Producer, CTV News Regina
                        Published Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:50AM CST Last Updated Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:55PM CST

                        REGINA -- Three people in Saskatchewan have recovered from COVID-19, the province said on Thursday.

                        Five people are in hospital in relation to the novel coronavirus. The province says three of those hospitalizations are in Regina and two are in Saskatoon. One person is in the ICU in each city...


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                          COVID-19 in Sask: People under 45 make up more than half of province's coronavirus cases
                          'It doesn't matter either what your age is,' says 43-year-old Jennifer White, who has the virus
                          Guy Quenneville, Janani Whitfield ? CBC News ? Posted: Mar 27, 2020 9:28 AM CT | Last Updated: 6 minutes ago

                          While the elderly and people over the age of 65 are most vulnerable to the gravest symptoms of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 can infect people of all ages.

                          The Holbein, Sask.-area resident tested positive for the virus after a recent trip to Mexico. She returned to Saskatchewan on March 18, via Westjet flight 600 from Calgary to Saskatoon.

                          White initially wrote off her tiredness as jet lag. But it soon morphed into a fever and a deep, nasty cough.

                          "My eyes felt like they were on fire," she told CBC Radio's The Morning Edition on Friday.

                          White had difficulty breathing, plus bouts of diarrhea.

                          "Eventually I lost my taste and my smell," she said...

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                            • Saskatchewan now has 104 cases of COVID-19, including three people who have recovered.
                            • Two Saskatoon corrections officers have tested positive for the virus, according to their union.
                            • The province's next COVID-19 update will come at 2:30 p.m. CST. Stream it live here.
                            • More than half of Saskatchewan's coronavirus cases are under 45.
                            • The majority (57 per cent) are male.
                            • New testing sites have opened in Moose Jaw, Yorkton, Swift Current and Weyburn. They are by appointment only.
                            • Provincial parks remained closed because of COVID-19.

                            With nine new cases reported Friday, Saskatchewan now has a total of 104 COVID-19 cases, including three people who have recovered from the virus.

                            Six active cases are in hospital, including two people who are under intensive care.

                            Seven cases are instances of local transmission, where no link to recent travel can be found...


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                              30 new cases of COVID-19 in Sask., 6 people in hospital
                              Brendan Ellis
                              Digital Content Producer, CTV News Regina
                              Published Saturday, March 28, 2020 11:36AM CST Last Updated Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:54PM CST

                              REGINA -- Saskatchewan has 30 new COVID-19 cases bringing the provincial total to 134, according to the province.

                              This is Saskatchewan’s highest single day rise in the number of total cases.

                              Six people remain in hospital due to COVID-19 across the province, including three in acute care and three in intensive care units (ICU).
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                              Central Saskatchewan, Saskatoon and Regina each have one ICU case.

                              The other inpatient cases are located in the North, Regina and Saskatoon.

                              The province said seven cases are due to community transmission, while the rest are travel related or due to exposure at mass gatherings...