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Kenney, Hinshaw to provide Tuesday COVID-19 update | Globalnews.ca

Alberta Premier Jason Kenny will join chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw to provide an update on COVID-19 in the province on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

The update comes after Alberta Health announced on Monday that there are now 1,516 Albertans in hospital with COVID-19.

Of those people, 99 are receiving care in the ICU.

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There were 1,496 people in hospital with COVID-19 in Alberta last Friday, according to Alberta Health. Of those, 105 were in the ICU.

An additional 35 COVID-19 deaths were reported over the weekend. To date, 3,566 people died due to COVID-19 in Alberta.

On Monday, the province also reported an additional 6,537 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Friday. There were 2,945 cases confirmed on Friday, 1,815 cases confirmed on Saturday and 1,777 confirmed on Sunday.


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There were 37,468 lab-confirmed active cases according to Monday’s report.

However, the actual number of COVID-19 cases is likely much higher as access to PCR is restricted across the province. Hinshaw has previously said the province is likely catching one in 10 active cases through testing.

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Sunday’s positivity rate was 35.21 per cent.

To date, there have been 493,973 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alberta while 452,939 of those have recovered.




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