COVID-19: Sask. reached 100,000 tests performed, 15 new cases

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Saskatchewan reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 and 46 other recoveries on Saturday as it hit the 100,000 test mark since the start of the pandemic.

On Friday, the province again hit an all-time high for the number of tests performed in one day with 1,807. This brings the total number of tests completed to 100,317.

The 15 new cases are in the north (four), Saskatoon (three), the south (seven) and Regina (one). There were also 46 other recoveries, leaving 262 active cases across the province.

One of the new cases is a Saskatchewan resident who has been tested outside the province.

Fourteen people are currently hospitalized, six of whom are in intensive care.

With the number of new cases increasing over the past week, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) announced on Friday that it is committed to hiring 90 new employees by the end of August to reduce wait times for calling HealthLine.

Many people have also experienced delays in receiving their COVID-19 test results, which Prime Minister Scott Moe and Opposition Leader Ryan Meili have said is unacceptable.

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