It may be a sign of optimism when it comes to COVID19 in Saskatchewan.
In its latest update Monday, the province says four new confirmed cases of the virus have been reported in the province bringing the total to 253 with 169 of those considered active.
Four people remain hospitalized with two in intensive care–one in Regina and one in Saskatoon.
The government adds fourteen more people have recovered from the virus bringing the total to 81.
This is the first time the number of new recoveries has exceeded the number of new confirmed cases.
14, 178 tests have been performed in the province at this time.
At the government’s daily update, Premier Moe said it is too early to tell if a trend is developing, but it does show something.
“It shows what we’re doing is working,” Moe said. “Together, we are reducing the spread and we are flattening the curve so once again I say to the people of Saskatchewan thank you for your efforts.”
The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency is also encouraging you to sign up for the SaskAlert App as a way to get accurate and timely information about COVID-19.
“With the risk of COVID-19 within the province, we are encouraging everyone to download the SaskAlert App,” SPSA President Marlo Pritchard said. “The app will provide urgent, critical information about how individuals and families can protect themselves.”
The SaskAlert App allows users to choose to receive emergency public alerts for the entire province, a particular municipality or a First Nation community. The app can target residents in a geographic area if urgent information is specific to one region or municipality within the province.
In case of an emergency, a tone will sound, similar to receiving a normal text message notification – even when the app is closed. Individuals can then open the app to find information on the emergency and instructions on any actions you are required to take.
The app is available for download on Android and Apple devices at http://emergencyalert.saskatchewan.ca/.