The newest COVID-19 report from the Saskatchewan government shows a decrease in both confirmed cases and the test positivity rate.

From April 24-30, there were 766 new COVID-19 cases confirmed, which was lower than the previous week (829).

Fifty-six per cent of the new cases were found in people who were 50-years-old and older.

The weekly test positivity rate for the last week of April was 10.1 per cent, down from 11.7 per cent the previous week, although there were more tests conducted.

Omicron remains the dominant strain of the virus in Saskatchewan.

Hospitalizations also fell in the latest report. As of May 4, there were 390 people in hospital with COVID, compared to the 409 people that were hospitalized as of April 27.

There were also 14 COVID-related deaths from April 24-30, the same number as the week prior.