1100 new cases confirmed in preliminary update

Ruben Hill
April 4, 2021

Although the Alberta government is only providing preliminary data on COVID-19 over the Easter weekend, it's evident the data is not trending in the right direction for people exhausted of the pandemic.

Dr. Hinshaw also noted earlier Saturday that AHS is now investigating a "significant COVID-19 outbreak" in the province involving P.1 variants of concern (the variant that originated in Brazil).

We are now investigating a significant #COVID19AB outbreak in Alberta involving P.1 variants of concern (the variant that originated in Brazil), linked to a returning traveller.

In a limited update given on Twitter Saturday by Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health, it was reported that the province's positivity rate is now nine per cent.

The last full update on Thursday saw 292 patients in hospital being treated for the disease, including 59 in intensive care beds. No information on any new deaths was provided yesterday.

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

No new numbers were released yesterday for municipalities.

35 per cent of all active reported COVID-19 cases in Alberta are variants of concern, an increase from Friday's 33 per cent.

Another estimate will be provided today. The usual update will resume Monday.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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