1100 new COVID-19 cases identified in Alberta

Marco Green
Апреля 5, 2021

"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", Hinshaw said on Twitter.

COVID-19 variant cases are continuing to rise in Alberta, hitting a new high of 600 cases on Sunday.

"Please continue to follow the health measures that are in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help protect those around you", she wrote.

EDMONTON, AB- In a preliminary update provided Saturday, Alberta Health confirmed 1,100 new cases of COVID-19 across the province.

The new cases come after 12,100 tests were completed on April 2, meaning the positivity rate for testing was nine per cent. Roughly 35 per cent of active cases are variants of concern.

The number of hospitalizations, according to Hinshaw, remains stable.

The last full update on Thursday saw 292 patients in hospital being treated for the disease, including 59 in intensive care beds. On Thursday it was reported 1,994 deaths have been attributed to the virus in Alberta.

There were also no details provided regarding if any deaths from COVID-19 had occurred.

There were about 8,000 vaccine doses administered Saturday, with 693,000 shots given out in the province to date.

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