Alberta just broke another COVID-19 record.
New numbers from the province show that Alberta saw 1,854 new cases of coronavirus detected over the past 24 hours, marking the largest single-day increase that we’ve seen over the entire course of the pandemic.
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The previous highest day had been last week on November 27, which saw an increase of 1,722 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight probable.
Daily detected cases have been on the rise since the start of October, as have active cases and deaths as a result of the pandemic.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw noted in a Thursday press conference that the 1,854 cases were detected following over 19,600 tests, leaving the provincial positivity rate at about 9.5%.
Another 14 deaths were seen on December 2 as a result of the virus, bringing Alberta’s total fatalities to 575.
As always, Albertans are asked to practice safe physical distancing, wear a mask when out in public, maintain good hand hygiene, and stay home if they are feeling at all sick.