The newest COVID-19 report from the province showed increases in both the test positivity rate and new cases of the virus in Saskatchewan.

As of June 11, the test positivity rate had gone up to 6.5 per cent from 4.6 per cent the previous week, despite the number of tests being nearly identical.

There were 394 new cases confirmed, much higher than the previous week's 285.

However, hospitalizations decreased from 187 on June 8 to 165 on June 15.

There were 17 newly-reported COVID-19 deaths, however only two of those occurred from June 5-11. The other deaths happened earlier (Sept. 28-June 4) but were only confirmed this past week. This was higher compared to the previous week (10).

Five COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care homes were also confirmed by the province.