Alberta reported 31 more deaths from COVID-19 in figures released Saturday (January 9).
That brings the total number of Albertans who have died to 1,272. The deaths that were reported occurred from December 6th to January 8th.
Another death has been reported in the City of Airdrie making 12 residents who have now passed away.
In the province, 989 new cases were reported yesterday from 13,540 tests, a positivity rate of just over seven percent. There are now 14,437 active cases in the province, an increase of 809 from Friday’s number. It’s the biggest single-day increase in active cases since late November.
The number of Albertans in hospital with the virus dropped for the fourth consecutive day. 827 are now being treated with 132 in ICU.
The province has now given out 42,333 doses of COVID-19 vaccine which equates to 957.4 doses per 100,000 people.
The number of active cases in Airdrie rose by six from Friday to 190. Just one more resident of the city recovered from COVID-19, a total of 1,420.
The number of active cases in Rocky View County were unchanged from Friday at 89.