Alberta reports 277 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations plateau

Feb 17 2021, 3:19 pm

Alberta reported 277 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday while seeing a plateau in the number of hospitalizations.

The province was reporting a steady decline in new daily cases and hospitalizations, but that appears to have stalled, according to Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw.

“Our hospitalizations have plateaued over the last few days, which is a reminder that we must continue to protect the health care system,” she said.

There are currently 370 people in hospital in Alberta, including 60 in the ICU.

Another seven people died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing Alberta’s death toll to 1,798.

There are currently 4,857 active cases in the province.

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