Alberta reports over 4,000 COVID-19 cases, 21 additional deaths over a 72-hour period

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The Alberta Health is reporting over 4,000 cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 21 additional deaths over a 72-hour period.

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said the Alberta Health identified 1,126 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

Hinshaw further added that 1,282 cases were identified on 2nd October and 1,629 positive cases on 1st October.

She also added that 1,079 people are hospitalized due to COVID-19, including 257 people who are being treated in Intensive Care Units.

According to Dr. Hinshaw, 74.6% of the 822 non-ICU patients are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, while 90.3% of ICU patients are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

“Sadly, 21 new deaths related to COVID-19 were also reported to Alberta Health in the last 72 hours,” Dr. Hinshaw said.

Dr. Hinshaw also added that Alberta’s healthcare system is still under great strain, emphasizing that getting vaccinated dramatically reduces the risk of infection and severe illness which will help reduce demand on health system.

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