Alberta reports record-breaking 4,000 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

Dec 30 2021, 10:56 pm

Alberta health officials reported a record-breaking 4,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

The previous record was set yesterday, when 2,775 cases were reported.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw was set to hold an in-person update Thursday afternoon, however it was cancelled due to the province holding a COVID-19 cabinet committee meeting.

Currently, there are 371 people in hospital with the virus, an increase of 22 from yesterday.  There are also 48 in intensive care with COVID-19, a decrease of nine.

The province’s testing positivity rate was an estimated 30% on December 29.

The numbers provided today were preliminary estimates.

There were no new deaths announced today, leaving Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll at 3,310.

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