The newest COVID-19 update from the province shows a decreasing test positivity rate and fewer confirmed cases than the last report.

The new numbers came out Thursday afternoon in the province's weekly briefing.

The test positivity rate is now at 7.6 per cent, which is a decrease from 10.1 per cent the previous week. The province said test positivity rates were highest in the rural south and central east regions of Saskatchewan.

The number of new lab-confirmed cases is also down. There were 710 new cases in the latest report, down from 765 the week before.

However there were 19 newly reported COVID-19 deaths, compared to 14 the previous week.

There were also 10 confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care homes.

Lastly, as of May 11, 321 people were in hospital with COVID, down from 390 on May 4.

 

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