Hospitalizations, ICU patients, active cases, and daily new cases of COVID-19 are all still growing in Alberta.
The province has been seeing a rise in cases of coronavirus since the start of October, quickly blowing past the record levels seen during the first initial spike in cases back in March and April.
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According to Hinshaw, 1,227 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in the province on November 26, contributing to the now 14,217 known active cases for Alberta — a new record.
There are also now 405 people in hospital as a result of COVID-19, 86 of which are in intensive care.
A total of 519 people have died with coronavirus during the pandemic, nine of which were reported in the last 24 hours.
“I think often about the tragic impact that this virus has had on many Albertans, not only those who have lost a loved one, but everyone who has suffered from COVID-19, or been impacted by the restrictions we have used to prevent spread.”
She also noted that Albertans need to do their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 now more than ever.
“This weekend I am asking all Albertans to embrace this challenge,” Hinshaw said.
“For the next two days, do everything you can possibly think of to help bend the curve. This does not mean you can’t enjoy life; if you are able to, get some fresh air, and make the most of the mild weather we’re expecting.”