COVID-19: Official death in Alberta, 40 new cases


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Hospitalization rates remain low with 45 people hospitalized, including six in intensive care. A total of 6,788 Albertans have recovered from COVID-19.

However, Alberta reported 47 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the highest day jump in more than three weeks.

To date, labs have performed 317,402 tests on 284,788 Albertans, with 7,131 tests performed in the past 24 hours.

According to the provincial recovery status map, the only region of the province still under “surveillance” by public health authorities is Cardston County on the southern border, where there are 10 active cases.

In the Edmonton area, 13 people died from COVID-19.

There are 27 active cases and 694 cases recovered from continuing care facilities, and 115 residents of the facility died.

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, is expected to provide an update on Friday.

According to the latest figures from the World Health Organization, 7,273,958 cases have been confirmed worldwide, while 413,372 deaths have been caused by COVID-19. In Canada, there are 97,530 cases, with 7,994 deaths.

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