COVID-19: death toll in province exceeds 1,000; only case of British variant identified in Alberta

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“At this point we have looked at the situation and believe the risk is very low, but we will be making these phone calls to ensure that we are providing this additional information to anyone who may have been sitting near that person on the flight. . . ”

The province reported 1,007 new cases of COVID-19 and 30 deaths last Wednesday, 1,191 new cases and 18 deaths last Thursday, 914 new cases and 17 deaths last Friday, 459 new cases and 27 deaths on Saturday and 917 new cases and 20 deaths on Saturday. Sunday.

There are currently 15,487 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta while 878 people are hospitalized, an increase of 57 since December 23. Of those hospitalized, 148 are in intensive care units, an increase of two.

In the Edmonton area, which includes the city of Edmonton and surrounding municipalities, there are 7,127 active cases of COVID-19, a decrease of 1,300 since December 23. The city of Edmonton currently has 5,754 active cases, or 563.2 per 100,000 population.

Hinshaw said the overall drop in the number of cases was in part due to fewer people being tested during the holidays and public health measures in place for more than two weeks.

With 112 additional deaths reported, the death toll in the province is now 1,002. The death rate is currently 20 per 100,000 people, Hinshaw said.

“Each of these numbers represents people whose loss leaves a hole in their families, communities and groups of friends. Our actions to prevent the spread prevent more losses like this, ”Hinshaw said.

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