9 new COVID-19 cases in Sask; 17 more recoveries

The Government of Saskatchewan has confirmed 7 new cases of COVID-19, along with two presumptive cases, bringing the total in the province to 298.

The presumptive positives are due to more testing machines being added in Saskatchewan.
A new machine to test for COVID-19 is online at the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory (RRPL).  The first 10 positive specimens identified by the new machine must be considered presumptive positives and require confirmation using RRPL’s existing machine.

In addition, Meadow Lake has started testing and these cases are considered presumptive positives until confirmed by the RRPL.

Seventeen more people have recovered, meaning 164 people have recovered in total.
Seven people are in hospital across the province, with no one in intensive care.
To date, 19,276 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the province.

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