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COVID-19 confirmed in people who flew on two flights to Saskatoon

The Public Health Agency of Canada has confirmed COVID-19 cases in people who flew within the country recently.

A positive case was found in someone who had flown on Air Canada flight AC1129 from Toronto to Saskatoon on May 29. Another was found in a person who was on Westjet flight WS3370 from Calgary to Saskatoon on May 30th. People in rows 4-10 on the Calgary flight could be affected, while the rows on the Toronto flight affected are unknown.

People who may have been on these flights are told to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, and make use of the self-assessment tools or HealthLink 8-1-1.

Saskatchewan has also confirmed two new deaths related to COVID-19 over the last day. Both people who passed away lived in the Far North of the province. One was in their 60s, the other in their 70s. This brings total fatalities to 13 since the pandemic began. There are also four new cases reported by health officials in the past 24 hours.

Three are in Saskatoon, while the other is in the Far North. Active cases are now at 17 of 654, with 624 considered recovered.

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To date, 52,229 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the province.

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