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Alberta reports 1,300 new cases of COVID-19 over past 3 days, 13 new deaths

Another 13 deaths from COVID-19 were reported in Monday's update, bringing the province's total to 3,155.

There are 6,387 active cases of COVID-19 across the province

The number of active cases reported Monday in Alberta is almost unchanged from Friday's report. (NIAID-RML/CP)

Alberta reported 1,300 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, combining three days of test results from the weekend.

The new cases were detected from Friday to Sunday:

  • Nov. 5: 586 new cases  (11,495 tests, 5.24 per cent positivity)
  • Nov. 6: 430 new cases (8,966 tests, 4.91 per cent positivity)
  • Nov. 7: 284 new cases (5,526 tests, 5.3 per cent positivity)

Another 13 deaths from COVID-19 were reported in Monday's update, bringing the province's total to 3,155 since the pandemic began.

The total number of active cases of COVID-19 — 6,387 across the province — was almost unchanged from the 6,386 reported Friday, following weeks of regular declines. Here's how active cases break down regionally:

  • Calgary zone: 1,804
  • Edmonton zone: 1,421
  • North zone: 1,396
  • Central zone: 1,170
  • South zone: 589
  • Unknown: 7

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to decline. There are currently 608 people in hospital with the disease, a decline of 52 from Friday's update. Included in the 608 are 135 people in intensive care. About 85.9 per cent of those in ICU with COVID-19 are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

About 87.5 per cent of eligible Albertans — those aged 12 and up — have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 81.2 per cent have had two. About 69.1 per cent of the province's total population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Starting next week, on Nov. 15, Albertans will be required to use a QR code for proof of vaccination in the restrictions exemption program, instead of previously accepted forms like a pharmacy record. The QR code is available at covidrecords.alberta.ca, or Albertans can get a printed version at a registry. 

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