11 Sask. healthcare workers test positive for COVID-19 after curling bonspiel in Alta.
Curling rocks are shown Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, during a media demonstration the day before the opening ceremonies of the USA Curling Nationals in Everett, Wash. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ted S. Warren)
REGINA -- Nearly a dozen Saskatchewan healthcare personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 after a curling bonspiel in Edmonton last weekend.
The province’s Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said the bonspiel has resulted in 11 positive COVID-19 cases so far.
On Wednesday, Saskatchewan Medical Health Association President Dr. Allan Woo said he tested positive after the event in Alberta. He has been self-isolating after he noticed symptoms on Tuesday morning.
The bonspiel was held at Edmonton’s Granite Curling Club from March 11 to 14. The club closed as a precaution on Monday.
Woo said the annual event typically attracts 50-60 physicians from across western Canada. There were 22 people from Saskatchewan in attendance this year.
As of Saturday, March 21, Saskatchewan had 44 COVID-19 cases.