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Province confirms second presumptive case of COVID-19

The individual had travelled to Oregon state
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Just one day after confirming the first presumptive case of COVID-19, Saskatchewan's Ministry of Health has now confirmed a second case.

According to a press release, the resident is in their 60s and had travelled to Oregon state. The test was conducted in Saskatoon on March 10 and the individual has been well enough to self-isolate at home.

The Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory reported the positive lab sample March 13, and has forwarded it to the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg for confirmation.

Anyone who may have been in close proximity to this individual and who may be at risk of developing COVID-19 will be contacted by health officials. If you do not receive a call, you are not at risk of transmission. 

As a reminder, all travellers, including those who have come from the U.S., need to monitor their health for 14 days upon returning to Canada, said Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab in a press release. 

According to current research, eighty per cent of individuals who contract COVID-19 will experience only mild symptoms. You should be able to self-isolate and recover at home. Monitoring for symptoms and staying home when you are sick is important to prevent transmission and ensure acute care resources are reserved for those at highest risk of severe illness.

If you need assistance in assessing your risk, call HealthLine 811.
  
Visit www.saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus for updated information on COVID-19.