The new cases were discovered after 11,343 tests were performed on Tuesday, bringing the province’s positivity rate to 5.58%.
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The number of people hospitalized in intensive care units with the coronavirus rose by Wednesday and now stands at 184. However, Alberta Health also noted that there were 810 COVID-19 patients in the hospital on Wednesday, up from 836 the day before.
The total number of active COVID-19 cases in the province also fell on Wednesday, to 8,733 after falling to 9,267 on Tuesday.
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The Calgary area currently has more active cases than any other region in Alberta (2,223), followed by the Edmonton area (2,025), the north area (1,828), the central area (1 722) and the south zone (928). Seven cases were not linked to a particular area.
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Hinshaw continues to urge caution, especially on Halloween
With just four days to go to Halloween, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Deena Hinshaw tweeted on the day approaching Wednesday and urged people to be careful when handing out candy or treats.
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“If you’re planning on taking a ride or giving out candy on Halloween, protect yourself and others from COVID-19,” his tweet read. “Stay home if you’re not feeling well, make treats with just your household, and maintain distance when handing out treats. “
More Halloween safety tips can be found here.
Watch below: (As of October 21, 2021) Dr. Deena Hinshaw reminds Albertans to follow COVID-19 health measures and offers tips for staying safe during Halloween.
COVID-19: Hinshaw calls on Albertans to be ‘safe and good’ for Halloween
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