Alberta reports 1,112 new COVID-19 infections Thursday as hosptitalizations rise

Alberta’s active cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, with 1,112 new infections confirmed on Thursday — bringing the total active cases to 9,066.

Hospitalizations are also continuing to increase.

According to Alberta Health, 308 people are in hospital with the virus — up from 284 on Wednesday — and 64 of them are being treated in ICUs. That’s five more intensive care patients than the previous day.

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Four additional deaths were reported Thursday, putting the province’s total mortality rate from COVID-19 at 2,260.

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As of Thursday, 5,520,209 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in Alberta, and a total of 5,066,185 tests had been done, with 10,572 taking place over the previous 24 hours.

— More to come…

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