Health officials in Alberta have announced 1,200 new COVID-19 cases in the province on Thursday.
In what she called a “modified” update, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw tweeted that on December 30, there was an estimated 1,200 cases, although she didn’t specify the regions or how many new deaths there were.
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She did say, however, that the province’s test-positivity rate is currently at 7%.
Here is today's #COVID19AB modified update.
On Dec. 30, there was an estimated:
– 1,200 cases
– 16,900 laboratory tests
– 7% positivity
– hospitalizations – increasing
– ICU – stable
Another preliminary update will be shared on Jan. 1
— Dr. Deena Hinshaw (@CMOH_Alberta) December 31, 2020
Hinshaw also noted that approximately 16,900 laboratory tests have been conducted and that there’s been an increase in hospitalizations, although ICU admissions remain stable.
Alberta’s next update will be provided on Friday, January 1, 2021. The next live update will be on Monday, January 1.