Another 1,123 Albertans have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, according to an update posted to the province’s website Wednesday afternoon.
Another 25 people also died of COVID-19 since the province’s last update, bringing Alberta’s death toll to 1,193. Chief Medical Officer of Health Deena Hinshaw offered her condolences on Twitter to those who have lost loved ones.
Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to be high in Alberta. Right now there are 911 people in hospital with the virus, and 141 of them are in the ICU.
“We must remain focused on our common goal of protecting one another and our healthcare system,” Hinshaw tweeted. “Continue following the public health measures that are in place. They are the roadmap to help guide us safely to the other side of this pandemic.”
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These latest infections bring the province’s total number of cases since the pandemic began to 107,501.
Be kind. Be wise. Reach out if you are struggling, there are resources in place that can help. https://t.co/OC5R5YnuZY (4/4)
— Dr. Deena Hinshaw (@CMOH_Alberta) January 6, 2021
Hinshaw will give her next live update on Thursday, January 7.