Alberta reports 452 new COVID-19 cases including 237 variant of concern cases

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Alberta reported 452 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, including 237 variant of concern cases.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the Chief Medical Officer of Alberta, said the Alberta Health Services completed 5,085 tests in the past 24 hours, identifying 452 new cases.

“Over the past 24 hours, we have identified 452 new cases and completed 5,085 tests to give a testing positivity rate of 8.8%. We have also identified 237 variant of concern cases,” she said in a Twitter post.

According to Dr. Hinshaw, there are currently 13,608 active cases in Alberta with 569 in hospital, including 161 in ICU.

She also added that 7 people died of the virus during the same period.

Meanwhile, Dr. Hinshaw commended the progress being made on vaccinations said 2,532,143 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the province so far.

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