Seventh COVID-19 case in Sask.; province announces school closures effective March 20
REGINA -- Saskatchewan has a seventh case of COVID-19, the province's chief medical health officer announced Monday.
Dr. Saqib Shahab says the newest case is also linked to travel, and the person recently returned from Arizona.
Of the seven COVID-19 cases in the province, two are confirmed and five are presumptive. The most recent person with the novel coronavirus is in a Regina hospital for an unrelated illness, the province said. The other six cases are currently self-isolating at home, along with anyone who has come into close contact with them.
Based on the most recent information provided by the Government of Saskatchewan, there have been 796 total COVID-19 laboratory tests performed. 16 tests are pending results.
"This is a time for us to stay at home unless it's absolutely necessary," Premier Scott Moe said.
Schools in the province will close indefinitely on March 20.
Between March 16 and 19, classes will "wind down." Any parents who can keep their children at home are encouraged to do so immediately. Absences and grades won't be impacted.