Provincial lab reaches milestone

After saying earlier in the week that he wanted COVID-19 tests in Saskatchewan to be increased at the provincial lab, Premier Moe announced Friday that the challenge had been met.

Speaking during the government’s daily briefing on the pandemic, Moe said in the past 24 hours that more than 1,000 tests for the virus had been performed making it the highest number of tests in one day at the Roy Romanow Provincial Lab in Regina since they started March 21.  Before that, tests were being sent to the national lab in Winnipeg.

The 1,051 tests that were processed on Wednesday means 16,672 tests have been done.

Moe would like to see that number increased to 1,500 tests per day by the end of the month.


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