Alberta reported 411 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, pushing Alberta’s active case count up slightly.
There are now 4,639 active infections in the province, 26 more than the day before.
Alberta’s active cases have been steadily declining since January but have now come to plateau, with new infections bumping active cases up twice this week.
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Two more COVID-19 deaths were recorded Friday, bringing the province’s death toll to 1,913.
There are currently 243 Albertans in hospital with COVID-19, including 44 in intensive care.
It’s also been one year since the first COVID-19 case was discovered in Alberta, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw pointed out on Twitter. She thanks Albertans for all the sacrifices they’ve made in the past 12 months.
On this 1-year milestone since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in our province, I want to thank Albertans for all you’ve done to protect yourselves, your families & your communities against COVID-19. It has not been easy, but your actions have been impactful. (3/4)
— Dr. Deena Hinshaw (@CMOH_Alberta) March 5, 2021
Hinshaw will give her next live update on Monday, March 8.