Another 11 people have died in Alberta as a result of COVID-19.
Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, announced in a live press conference that there were 1,155 new cases of coronavirus detected over the course of 24 hours on November 20.
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Of the 11 people who died with coronavirus over that same timespan, two were in their 30s, Hinshaw noted.
Both had comorbidities, though she said that neither were life-threatening on their own.
Hinshaw stated that having a chronic condition is quite common, with nearly a quarter of all Albertans over the age of 20 having at least one, accounting for roughly 800,000 Albertans.
These conditions include high blood pressure and diabetes.
“That should not be a death sentence,” Hinshaw said during the press conference.
“Most Albertans will have a family member or a friend with these conditions. We must remember that our actions protect these people as well as ourselves.”
November 19 saw active cases of coronavirus rise to a record high of 10,655 with 310 people in hospital and 58 in the ICU as a result.
As always, Albertans are being asked to practice safe physical distancing, wear a mask when out in public, maintain proper hand hygiene, and stay home if they are feeling sick.