Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to provide a COVID-19 update for Alberta on Thursday afternoon.
The Medical Director of Health is scheduled to speak at 3:30 pm His press conference will be broadcast live in this publication and on Corus Alberta radio stations.
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Hinshaw typically offers updates on Tuesdays. The press release said Hinshaw would provide “an update on COVID-19 and ongoing work to protect public health.”
On Wednesday, 1,346 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. The province also said another 522 cases of Omicron had been confirmed. Now 2,131 cases of Omicron have been confirmed in Alberta since November 30.
On Wednesday there were 7,065 active cases in the province.
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There were 326 people in the hospital receiving care for COVID on Wednesday. Of them, 65 people were in the ICU.
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According to Hinshaw, 83 percent of ICU admissions were partial or unvaccinated. Between September 1 and December 21, 87 percent of all Alberta ICU admissions were either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.
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