In the past three days, the province has reported more than 5,000 new cases, including 1,731 on Saturday and another 1,608 on Sunday. Across the province, hospitals were treating 453 patients for the disease, including 96 in intensive care beds. These two totals also set new records.
Eight more deaths were reported on Monday, bringing the total to 541.
“Like all Albertans, I am alarmed by the increase in the number of cases reported today and over the weekend,” Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, said on Monday in a statement. press conference.
“This is another reminder that COVID-19 has a long incubation period, which means the actions we take today will not be seen for 10 to 14 days. ”
“Normal part of mourning”
Hinshaw said the province would likely continue to see the number of cases and hospitalizations increase over the next few days while waiting to see what impact, if any, of the restrictions announced last week.
“Each of us must remain more vigilant than ever,” she said. “I know we all have a lot of different emotions about where we are today: anger, guilt, fear, sadness, denial and negotiation are all common themes. Experiencing these emotions is a normal part of grieving all that we have lost. COVID-19[FEMALE[FEMININE
“These emotions don’t mean we’ve lost the battle, just that it’s hard to fight. The more we can support each other to continue, recognizing the difficulty of these days, the better off we will all be. ”
The most recent deaths reported were:
- A man in his forties in the Edmonton area.
- An 80 year old man in the Calgary area.
- A man in his 90s is linked to the outbreak at South Terrace Continuing Care in the Edmonton area.
- Man in his 60s linked to the outbreak in the village of Good Samaritan Pembina in the Edmonton area.
- A woman in her 80s linked the outbreak to the Hamlets, Cedarwood Station, in the Calgary area.
- A man in his 80s linked to the outbreak at Newbrook Lodge in the South Zone.
- Man in his 60s linked to the outbreak at the Wing Kei Care Center in the Calgary area.
- A man in his 90s linked to the outbreak at Rosealta Lodge in the central area.