Alberta reports 1,183 new COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths

Jan 8 2021, 3:26 pm

Another 1,183 Albertans have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, according to an update posted to the province’s website Friday afternoon.

The province is also reporting 24 new virus-related deaths, bringing Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll to 1,241.

Alberta reported 968 new virus cases on Thursday and 1,123 on Wednesday.

Right now there are 851 people hospitalized with the virus across the province, including 135 who are in the ICU. There are currently 13,628 active COVID-19 infections in Alberta.

The province’s next live update will be on Monday, January 11, said Deena Hinshaw, the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

On January 7, health officials announced that the public health measures currently in place would be extended until at least January 21.

Under current restrictions, restaurants and bars are closed except for takeout service. Personal service businesses, such as hair salons, as well as gyms and fitness facilities, are closed. Indoor and outdoor gatherings are prohibited.

Alberta has now seen a total of 109,652 COVID-19 cases to date.

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