Alberta Reports 1,100 New COVID-19 Cases, Highest Daily Total in Months

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Alberta Reports 696 New COVID-19 Cases, 130 New Variant Cases


Alberta has seen its highest number of daily COVID-19 cases in months, with about 1,100 new infections reported on Friday.
These are the newest cases seen in a single day since the first week of January.

Premier Jason Kenney said on Thursday the province is witnessing a new wave of COVID-19 infections and it is up to Albertans to comply with health restrictions to reduce cases.

The province is only reporting preliminary data over the Easter long weekend, but full data will be available on Monday.

Provincial laboratories performed 13,300 virus screening tests on Thursday, with a positivity rate of 8%.

300 additional cases of worrisome variants were detected. On Friday, 33% of active cases are worrying variants.

Hospitalizations “remain stable,” indicates Friday’s point.

Thursday’s last full update saw 292 inpatients treated for the disease, including 59 in intensive care beds.

It is not known how many new deaths from COVID-19, if any, were reported in the previous 24 hours as they were not included in the update.

As of Thursday, the province had recorded 1,994 deaths from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

About 15,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered as of Thursday, bringing the provincial total to about 675,000.

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