Alberta reports 339 new COVID-19 cases as active infections inch down

Feb 10 2021, 3:23 pm

Alberta discovered 339 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the province’s top doctor announced Wednesday.

There are now 5,706 active cases, and hospitalizations are slowly decreasing as well. Across Alberta 421 people are in hospital with COVID-19, including 77 in the ICU.

Another six people died of the virus since Tuesday, and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw offered her condolences.

The province’s positivity rate sat at 3.8% Wednesday, and it’s been below the benchmark of 5% for about a week now.

Of the newly discovered cases, sixteen were variants of concern.

Hinshaw also confirmed Alberta has seen its first instance of variant COVID-19 being transmitted in a school. Two new variant cases were spawned from in-class contacts.

“Ultimately, what we really need to do is make sure every one of us every day are following the COVID-19 protocols,” she said.