Alberta identifies 391 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 new deaths: Dr. Hinshaw

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Alberta identified 391 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, the provincial health officials said.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, said the Alberta Health Services completed 6,600 tests over the past 24 hours.

According to Dr. Hinshaw, the Alberta Health identified 391 new positive cases of COVID-19, representing a positivity rate of 6.1 percent.

She also added that the Alberta Health Services identified 209 new Variant of Concern cases during the period.

There are currently 446 people in hospital, undergoing treatment for COVID-19 infects and 138 of them are in Intensive Care Unit, Dr. Hinshaw said.

Meanwhile, Dr. Hinshaw said the virus killed 5 people during the past 24 hours.

This comes as Alberta reported 406 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday and 8 additional deaths.

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