Alberta COVID-19 deaths increase by 21, hospitalizations up 46 – CBC

The number of ICU patients remained the same at 28

Aug 10, 2022

Alberta’s total COVID-19 death toll has jumped by more than 20 and hospitalizations in the province are up by nearly 50 over the latest reporting week.

Provincial data shows 4,694 Albertans have died from COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 21 from a week ago.

There are 748 people in hospital with COVID-19, including 28 intensive care unit patients. The net number of ICU patients has not changed from a week ago, but hospitalizations increased by 46.

Alberta’s seven-day PCR test-positivity rate increased to 23.73 per cent, up from 22.3 per cent a week ago.

Public health officials identified 1,808 new COVID-19 cases from Aug. 2 to 8. Last reporting week, 120 less cases were identified.

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