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Positive COVID-19 case at Rosthern, Sask., hospital

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Rosthern Hospital closed on Sunday following a COVID-19 case. File / Global News

UPDATE: The Rosthern Hospital reopened at 8 a.m. Monday, with emergency and outpatient services resumed. 

 

The Saskatchewan Health Authority closed the Rosthern Hospital Sunday following a positive COVID-19 case.

The SHA closed the hospital at 2 p.m., Sunday and gave notice it would remain closed until further notice.

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Public health said associated contact tracing was underway within the hospital.

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During that time, emergency services and all outpatient services were not available at the facility.

In the event of an emergency, the SHA advised people to call 911.

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Non-urgent health-related questions could be directed to the provincial health line by calling 811.

Rosthern, Sask., is located about 65 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

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