The Government of Saskatchewan announced this morning that they can confirm the first presumptive case of COVID-19 in the province.

They say that they detected the virus in an individual following testing in Saskatoon on March 9.

The individual is said to have recently travelled to Egypt and is in their 60s.

Along with the announcement, Saskatchewan's Provincial Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab urged travellers to keep an eye on their health for two weeks upon their return home.

He added that expanded testing criteria is supported by the detection of the case, and said that those criteria would help to protect the province's residents.

A media conference is planned from Regina this morning with Shahab to discuss more on the detection.

Swift Current Online will have more on that conference.