That’s another new pandemic record for the Province of Alberta.
According to new numbers posted to the provincial government’s website, November 18 saw 1,105 new cases of COVID-19 detected over the course of 24 hours.
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This marks the largest single-day increase in new cases of coronavirus for Alberta over the course of the entire pandemic.
The increase also shot active cases up to 10,382, an increase of over 300 following the first day in over a month that active cases had begun to decrease.
The Province of Alberta put new public health measures in place last week on the advice of Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw, though a change in transmission rates as a result of the new measures is not likely to be seen, if at all, until roughly two weeks after implementation.
These new measures include a halt to indoor sports and performances, limits on worship attendance, and a recommendation that residents do not host any social gatherings in their homes.
The 24-hour span also saw eight new deaths, a hospitalization increase of 17, and 772 new recoveries.
As always, Albertans are encouraged to practice safe physical distancing, wear a mask when out in public, maintain proper hand hygiene, and stay at home if they are feeling at all sick.