UPDATE – The Saskatchewan Health Authority says the first presumptive case of COVID-19 in La Ronge has been confirmed as negative.

An SHA press release says this is the new official result from the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory.

The release also says no further action is required from people who shopped or bought gas at the previously listed locations.


La Ronge has its first confirmed presumptive case of COVID-19.

A press release from the Saskatchewan Health Authority says an individual tested for the virus Wednesday at the La Ronge Health Centre after experiencing symptoms.

The health authority is also recommending anyone who shopped at the La Ronge Co-op Gas Bar, Robertson Store, Keethanow Supermarket and Gas Bar, Craving Restaurant in La Ronge and the Fire Creek Gas Station in Saskatoon, between May 1 to May 11, to self-monitor for symptoms.

Anyone experiencing symptoms should call the HealthLine 811 number or contact their community health centre for an evaluation.

The province also announced another four new cases of COVID-19 in La Loche on Thursday and another in Regina.

There are now 211 cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan’s far north region.

Ten people in the province are in hospital with three of these in intensive care.

Phase Two of the Saskatchewan re-open plan begins Friday.

Golf courses and drive-in theatres are a few of the businesses being allowed to open.

(PHOTO: Courtesy Brandon White.)

*This story was edited May 14 to include the specific dates of possible contact, and to include the release from NITHA and the SHA*