Alberta saw 1,854 new cases of COVID-19 detected in one day

Dec 3 2020, 3:21 pm

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.

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.

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New COVID-19 cases in Alberta by day (Province of Alberta)

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.

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