There are now 1,516 Albertans in hospital with COVID-19, Alberta Health announced on Monday.

Of those people, 99 are receiving care in the ICU.

On Friday, there were 1,496 people in hospital with COVID-19 in Alberta, with 105 of the people in the ICU.

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The province does not provide COVID-19 data over the weekend.

Over the past three days, an additional 35 COVID-19 deaths were reported. There have now been 3,566 deaths due to COVID in Alberta.

The province also reported an additional 6,537 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Friday. There were 2,945 cases confirmed Friday, 1,815 confirmed Saturday and 1,777 confirmed on Sunday.

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There were 37,468 lab-confirmed active cases, according to Monday’s report.

As access to PCR testing is restricted, the actual number of COVID-19 cases is likely much higher. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw has said the province is likely catching one in 10 active cases through testing.

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Sunday’s positivity rate was 35.21 per cent.

To date, 493,973 Albertans have been confirmed to have COVID-19 while 452,939 of those people have recovered.



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