Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Alberta reports 41 new COVID-19 deaths, rises in number of coronavirus patients in hospitals

Editor’s Note: The original version of this story incorrectly stated that Alberta added 22,955 cases of COVID-19 over the weekend. i.e. the number of tests completed. The total number of new cases has been corrected and we are sorry for the error.

The number of patients with COVID-19 in Alberta hospitals rose by 113 over the weekend.

Alberta Health posted updated data related to the pandemic on the government’s website late Monday. chief medical officer of health Dr. Dina Hinshaw tweeted That the delay was due to “ongoing technical issues”.

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The number of people with COVID-19 in intensive care units in Alberta rose so slightly over the weekend, from 107 on Friday to 108 on Monday.

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Alberta Health reported Monday that 41 more deaths have been attributed to COVID-19, bringing the total number of fatalities in the province responsible for the disease since the pandemic began to 3,470.

The province reported that thousands of new cases of COVID-19 were identified over the weekend (4,069 on January 21, 2,633 on January 22 and 1,801 on January 23). However, health officials have noted that the actual number of Albertans with COVID-19 is likely to be at least 10 times higher than the reported number because PCR tests are mostly only for high-risk people amid the fifth wave of the pandemic. has been banned.

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The most recently published positivity rate in the province was 35.31 per cent and was posted on January 20.

Despite new cases reported over the weekend, the total number of confirmed and active COVID-19 cases in the province actually declined to 55,685 on Monday, from 61,615 on Friday.

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The Calgary Zone has more active cases (26,993) than any other area in the province, followed by the Edmonton Zone (18,569), the Central Zone (3,929), the South Zone (2,841) and the North Zone (2,773). These are 580 active cases which have not been linked to any particular zone.

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