Coronavirus Canada Updates: Alberta reports an estimated 900 new cases Saturday

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: 4 more deaths, 118 cases of COVID-19 reported in Manitoba on Monday
Coronavirus Canada Updates: 4 more deaths, 118 cases of COVID-19 reported in Manitoba on Monday

Alberta recorded an estimated 900 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, provided a brief preliminary COVID-19 update on Twitter Saturday where she announced an estimated 900 new cases after 12,700 laboratory tests were conducted. The province’s positivity rate sits at seven per cent, while hospitalizations and intensive care is currently stable, Hinshaw said.

On Friday, Hinshaw announced an estimated 1,300 cases and 16,300 laboratory tests were conducted, for an estimated total of 2,200 new cases of COVID-19 since the New Year began.

Between Dec. 29 and 31, Alberta Health Services has increased the number of vaccine doses delivered by 119 per cent, from 6,504 to 14,244, Hinshaw said. By the end of Friday, AHS estimated another 3,000 more doses were administered for a four-day increase of 160 per cent.

The province will not be fully updating its COVID-19 numbers online again until Monday. The estimates are meant to give a view of the COVID situation in the province during the holidays. Hinshaw is expected to provide another brief preliminary update on Twitter on Sunday.

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