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Changes to Province’s PCR Testing, Daily Updates

Effective immediately, COVID-19 PCR testing in the province is only accessible through HealthLine 811 and only to priority populations. Drive-thru and walk-in testing are also closed.

Priority populations include: hospitalized patients, care home residents, congregate living facilities, international travellers or those from areas of concern, health-care or essential workers, symptomatic residents or workers in First Nation and Métis communities, surgical patients with symptoms or a positive rapid antigen test if scheduled or expecting to receive surgery within the next 90 days and those with chronic illness. Symptomatic pregnant patients who are more than 30 weeks gestation, newborns born to COVID-19-positive parents. Symptomatic immunocompromised individuals including all transport donors and recipients prior to and post-transplant, all oncology patients prior to receiving or post-chemotherapy.

The daily COVID-19 case updates have now shifted to weekly updates. The weekly report will share information on laboratory-confirmed cases, deaths, tests and vaccination information overall by zone.

The provincial COVID-19 dashboard will be discontinued and information will be archived.

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