An 80-year-old man from the southern zone also died. He was not tied to a continuing care facility, according to Alberta Health. The death toll in Alberta has now reached 432.
Alberta reaches deadliest day since pandemic began with 20 deaths and 860 new cases of COVID-19
Data from Tuesday also shows the active number of COVID-19 cases in Alberta edged up to 10,068. That represents 10,031 active cases on Monday.
Of Tuesday’s active cases, 4,208 were in the Calgary area, 4,138 in the Edmonton area, 645 in the north area, 548 in the south area, 441 in the central area and 88 were unrelated to any specific area.
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As of Tuesday afternoon, 268 Albertans were hospitalized with COVID-19 – an increase from 264 people on Monday. Of the 268 people hospitalized, 57 were being treated in an ICU – a number unchanged from Monday.
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Monday marked Alberta’s deadliest day since the pandemic was declared with 20 deaths reported in 24 hours. Canada also surpassed 300,000 total cases of COVID-19 on Monday.
Alberta marks deadliest day since COVID-19 pandemic began
Of the 40,962 total COVID-19 cases in Alberta, 30,462 people have recovered.
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