Alberta reports 5,107 new COVID-19 cases in five days since last update

Jan 4 2021, 4:31 pm

Alberta has issued its first COVID-19 case update since December 30, discovering 5,107 new cases in five days.

The province detected 1,226 new cases on December 30, 1,361 on December 31, 933 on January 1, 459 on January 2, and 1,128 on January 3.

“A new year is upon us, and with it comes hope for a brighter tomorrow. But our battle with COVID-19 is far from over,” Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw tweeted. “The actions we all take now can help bring COVID-19 cases & hospitalizations down in Alberta in the weeks to come.”

Another 96 people died of their infections over that five-day period, bringing Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll to 1,142.

There are now 13,839 active infections in Alberta, and 905 of those patients are in hospital. Of those, 136 are in the ICU.

Alberta has now seen 105,535 total infections since the pandemic began.

Hinshaw will give her next live update on Tuesday, January 5.