COVID-19 Updates for Saskatoon and Region for Monday, April 13

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SASKATOON –
Check back throughout the day for the latest information on COVID-19 in Saskatoon and the region.

If you are concerned that you may be infected with COVID-19, the Saskatchewan COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool is a useful resource.

Here are tips on how to practice physical / social distance and self-isolate properly at home.

Are you having financial difficulties due to COVID-19? Support may be offered by the federal government and the province.

Number of cases in the province now 300

Saskatchewan now has 300 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, 118 of which are considered active.

The province shared the news on Monday when it updated COVID-19 statistics daily.

Of the confirmed cases, 147 occurred in Saskatoon, of which 58 are considered active.

Regina has the next highest concentration of confirmed cases, 65, with 25 active.

“Ratchet” tests in the north of the province: FSIN

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) says that a confirmed COVID-19 case in northern Saskatchewan was caused by a nurse who introduced the virus to the community.

“She did not show any symptoms until she was in the community. As soon as she started showing symptoms after a day or two I think, they immediately put her in isolation and, of course, the test came back positive, “said FSIN Vice. Chef David Pratt.

Pratt says there is a need for more personal protective equipment and testing for nurses and others in northern communities.

“We want to increase the tests; we do not want to endanger our northern communities who are already in danger. “

Commemorative physical distance tribute to Colby Cave

A road memorial was held Monday afternoon in the Battlefords area to honor the 25-year-old Colby Cave.

The Edmonton Oilers, from North Battleford, died last week of brain bleeding.

Participants were asked to wear hockey jerseys and to show signs of support to display on their vehicles while practicing physical distance.

Bob Bartkewich, a longtime friend of the Cave family, says he was one of the first people to detain Colby after he was born. He said receiving news of Cave’s death was incredibly difficult for him.

“You know Colby was like a son to all of us, and receiving that phone call was just devastating. Said Bartkewich. tribute to colby cave

Trial continues with precautions in place

Amid restrictions put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, two men accused of break and enter during the Christmas holidays in 2017 were arrested on Monday morning in the Queen’s Court bench.

During the proceedings, sheriffs and lawyers wore medical masks and latex gloves.

COVID-19 mobile test

Mobile testing machines, capable of detecting COVID-19 without the results being sent to a laboratory, have arrived in Saskatchewan. Prime Minister Scott Moe has said that a dozen communities will receive GenXpert units.

“These units provide on-site results in less than four hours without having the swabs submitted to the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory,” said Moe.

Souvenir of the fourth COVID-19 victim in the province

A Regina man who died from complications from COVID-19 last week is known as a devoted father and grandfather.

Noble Gullacher, better known as “Butch,” died Friday in a Regina hospital. He was 69 years old.

Gullacher entered the ICU on March 21, where he remained on a ventilator until his death on April 10. His wife, Kathleen, was unable to visit him at the hospital.

“He has basically lived in recent years for his grandchildren,” she said.

Gullacher Riders

A plan to help people spread so they don’t spread COVID-19

With warmer weather around the corner, an active transportation advocacy group in Saskatoon wants to see more space available in the city to help people stay healthy while practicing physical distance.

The group suggests that the city take advantage of the reduction in traffic during the pandemic to designate sections of road for pedestrians and cyclists.

“We owe it to ourselves, our families and our community to stay healthy. Research shows people who have access to fresh air, exercise and nature are less susceptible to a variety of illnesses and conditions, “said Saskatoon Cycles in a letter to city council and shared on social media.

Weekend recap

On Saturday, the province announced the death of a COVID-19 patient in Regina, the province’s fourth victim of the virus.

At

Sunday,

there have been 298 cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, of which 130 are considered active.

Saskatoon had 68 active cases of virus as of Sunday, the largest in the province, and to date 147 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

After an employee said the test was positive for COVID-19,

a McDonald’s in Saskatoon is closed for cleaning.

The positive test was reported on Sunday and the employee’s last shift was April 4, according to McDonald’s Canada.

In addition, an employee at a Sobeys liquor store in Saskatoon tested positive for COVID-19, the company said. The last day the employee worked was March 27.

A house in the Fairhaven district of the city spread Easter joy with a

elaborate display.

Easter

Above all, the display was easy to appreciate from a distance.

With files from CTV Regina

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