COVID-19 claims another 25 lives in Alberta, province says
Latest update reports 1,123 new cases, with more than 900 people in hospital
Another 25 people have died from COVID-19 in Alberta, the province says.
The province now has 13,450 active cases of the illness after 1,123 new cases were reported on Wednesday, according to the latest online update from Alberta Health.
A total of 30,033 doses of vaccine had been administered in province by the end of day on Tuesday, the update said.
Across Alberta, 911 people were being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals, including 141 in ICU beds.
The province also reported the third death of a health-care worker from COVID-19. According to Alberta Health, the worker was in the Calgary zone.
The 25 most recent deaths were reported to the province between Dec. 31 and Jan. 5. A total of 1,193 people have now died from COVID-19 in Alberta.
The regional breakdown of active cases reported on Wednesday was:
- Edmonton zone: 5,673
- Calgary zone: 4,706
- Central zone: 1,418
- North zone: 1,317
- South zone: 235
- Unknown: 83
Laboratories conducted another 16,127 tests over the previous 24 hours, with a positivity rate of just under seven per cent.