Alberta sees 100 coronavirus hospitalizations for first time in the pandemic

Oct 14 2020, 3:39 pm

Active cases, deaths, and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have all gone up in Alberta over the past 24 hours.

New numbers from the province show that October 14 marks the first day in the seven-month-long pandemic that Alberta saw hospitalizations hit 100, with 14 of those patients being admitted to intensive care units.

Deaths rose by one compared to Monday’s count to 287, and active cases jumped from 2,615 to 2,689 over the past 24 hours.

The majority of these active cases can be found in the Edmonton zone, which accounts for 1,473 active infections.

Hospitalizations previously peaked on July 22 with 92 admissions and April 30 with 88 admissions.

However, October 14’s 14 ICU admissions are still lower than the peak, which was seen back on April 28 and May 1 at 22 patients.

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Province of Alberta

According to the Province of Alberta’s statistics, there is a 4.5% rate of hospitalization for those who contract coronavirus, a 0.8% ICU admission rate, and a 1.4% fatality rate.

The average age of those who succumb to the virus is 82-years-old, though has ranged as young as 27.

The average age of hospitalizations and hospitalizations with an ICU stay is 61, while the average age of people who contract coronavirus without a stay at the hospital is 37.

As always, Albertans are encouraged to practice safe physical distancing, wear a mask when out in public, maintain proper hand hygiene, and stay home if feeling at all sick.

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