Alberta still averaging more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases per day

Jan 7 2021, 3:38 pm

Alberta has detected 968 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, a count that Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw thinks is still too high.

“While today’s cases dipped below 1,000, we are still averaging well over 1,000 cases per day,” she said at a live update Thursday.

The province reported 1,123 new cases on Wednesday and 843 new cases on Tuesday.

“We have seen a decrease in COVID-19 transmission since restrictions were implemented in early December,” Hinshaw said. “However, the spread of the virus is still very high in our province.”

Another 24 Albertans have died from their infections, bringing Alberta’s death toll to 1,217.

Right now 817 people are in hospital with COVID-19 across the province, including 139 in intensive care.

There are 13,298 active infections in Alberta right now, and the province has seen 108,469 cases since the pandemic began.