Saskatchewan saw a slight uptick in both COVID-19 confirmed cases and the test positivity rate, the latest report from the province showed.

A total of 1,196 new cases were confirmed for the week of March 20-26, 34 per cent higher than the total from the previous week (894). 

The new test positivity rate is 12.3 per cent, which is also higher than the previous week (11.7 per cent), with about the same number of tests being conducted.

COVID-19 hospitalizations also went up from 305 on March 23 to 324 on March 30.

There were 20 newly-reported COVID-19 deaths from March 20-26, which is lower than the 33 that were reported the week before.

There were also 10 confirmed outbreaks in long-term care homes for the second straight week.

As of March 26, 85.7 per cent of the population aged five and older had received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 80.6 per cent had gotten two doses.

Of the population aged 18 and older, 51.3 per cent had received a booster shot.

There were 400 new lineage results reported this week, all of which were the Omicron variant.