The Saskatchewan Government says the number of recoveries from COVID-19 over the last 24 hours exceeded the number of new cases, a first since the outbreak began.
In their Monday update, the province says there are four new cases across the province and 14 recoveries from the disease. There are also no new cases in the last 24 hours in the North Zone, housing Lloydminster and surrounding areas. Across the province there have been 253 cases.
Premier Scott Moe says that while it’s too early to say whether this is part of a broader trend, it does indicate that people keeping care of their health and maintaining physical distancing is helping. Residents are being told to keep these habits up.
In the meantime, residents are also told to shop for essentials by themselves, keep grocery runs to once per week and make a list to cut down time spent browsing. They’re also being encouraged, if they are pn the job, to monitor for COVID symptoms and continue healthy habits in the workplace.
The Government also encourages people to sign up for the SaskAlert app. In case of an emergency, a tone will sound, similar to receiving a normal text message notification, even when the app is closed.
In the app, they’ll find information on the emergency and instructions on any actions you are required to take. People can choose to get alerts in their community or across the province.
As of April 6th, 14,178 COVID-19 tests have been done in Saskatchewan, with 13,433 negatives.