Friday, December 3

COVID-19: Hinshaw to provide latest numbers Thursday afternoon

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Alberta’s medical director of health will provide the latest update on COVID-19 in the province Thursday afternoon.

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Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Medical Director of Health, will address the media at 3:30 pm

In Wednesday afternoon’s regular update, Alberta reported 645 new COVID-19 cases. Across the province, there were 8,733 active cases of COVID-19, a decrease of 534 from Tuesday.

In the Edmonton area, which includes the City of Edmonton and surrounding municipalities, there were 2,025 active cases, a decrease of 141. The City of Edmonton had 1,215 active cases, a decrease of 53.

On Wednesday 810 Albertans were hospitalized with the virus, a decrease of 26. Of those, 184 were in intensive care units, an increase of one.

Ten more deaths brought the death toll in the province to 3,073.

As of Tuesday’s end, 86.8 percent of Albertans 12 and older who are eligible for COVID-19 have received at least one dose, while 79.4 percent are fully vaccinated.

More to come …

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