The number of positive presumptive cases in Saskatchewan has reached sixteen, according to a new press release from public health.
Of those cases, fifteen of the individuals are well enough to be self-isolating at home and one remains in hospital due to unrelated medical reasons.
Three of the new positive cases were tested in Regina, three tested in Saskatoon, and one tested in Moose Jaw.
Nearly all of these cases are travel-related, with fourteen positive cases having recently travelled either abroad or within Canada and one having been in contact with someone previously confirmed positive after travel.
Public health officials are investigating each case and will be reaching out to those who may have been in contact with any of these individuals.
Officials are also asking that any passengers on Sunwing flights WG540 from Cancun to Regina on Mar. 14 and WG496 from Cabo San Lucas to Regina on Mar. 14 to immediately self-isolate for two weeks and actively monitor for symptoms.
Anyone who has been on an international flight, including the U.S. is also required to self-isolate for two weeks upon return.
The Government of Saskatchewan has more information on COVID-19 available online at saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus, including a self-assessment tool.