One new COVID-19 case in Sask., nine more recoveries


The COVID19 numbers in Saskatchewan continue to look promising, but extreme caution is still being advised by both the CEO of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and the province’s chief medical health officer.

Only one new case was reported on Tuesday bringing the total to 301 with the amount of recoveries increasing by nine putting the total at 187 with 110 cases still considered active.

Tuesday’s numbers were the seventh straight day in which the number of recoveries was greater than the number of new cases.

While the numbers remain positive sparking thoughts of slowly re-opening the province, Dr. Saqib Shahab says we are still a long time away from everything going back to the way it was before the pandemic hit.

“At this point things are looking positive, but having said that we all understand that there are certain high-risks in the province that we need to manage.” Shahab said.

Meanwhile as efforts continue to limit the spread,  the S-H-A says new measures are coming into effect at their facilities to keep things safe.

Daily temperature checks will happen for all staff and they will also have to wear masks at all times when inside.

CEO Scott Livingstone says safety is paramount and they need to remain vigilant in efforts to stop the virus from becoming a greater force.

“We continue our current path of planning for the worst, but aiming for the best.” Livingstone said. ” The reality is we don’t know what will happen and we can not move a single healthcare system our size overnight if something suddenly shifts to the worst.”



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