Alberta has seen another record-breaking day in regards to COVID-19 numbers.
Active cases have reached an all time high at 8,593 as it continues its steady rise, while new cases increased by 907 in a single day — the second highest the province has seen all pandemic.
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The most newly detected cases that Alberta has seen in the course of one day was one week ago on November 6, which saw 918 new cases over the course of 24 hours.
Friday’s updated numbers also saw the total death count rise to 398, while recoveries reached 28,321 and total confirmed cases hit 37,312.
COVID-related hospitalizations and ICU admissions are also both higher than they’ve ever been, sitting at 240 and 54, respectively.
The surge in new and active cases over the past few weeks has caused the Province of Alberta to enforce new public health measures, including a halt to indoor sports, an earlier closing time for bars and restaurants, and a pause on social gatherings within homes with those outside of your household.
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 they are feeling sick.