Alberta’s COVID-19 situation remained serious Wednesday, with the province reporting 672 new cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the number of people in hospital with the virus to 217, 46 of whom were in intensive care units.
Seven additional deaths were reported Wednesday. Four of the fatalities were linked to COVID-19 outbreaks in hospitals or long-term care homes.
A man in his 90s linked to the outbreak at Mayerthorpe Extendicare in the North zone has died, as did a man in his 70s connected to the outbreak at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton. A woman in her 80s linked to the outbreak at Villa Marguerite in the Edmonton zone and a woman in her 80s connected to the outbreak at Spruce Lodge in the Calgary zone also passed away.
Three more women — one in her 70s in the North zone, one in her 80s in the Edmonton zone and one in her 60s in the South zone — have also died from COVID-19. They were not linked to any outbreaks.
A total of 383 Albertans have died from the virus.