Alberta reports 422 new cases of COVID-19 and 8 deaths – CBC

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Nov 09, 2021

Alberta reported 422 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and eight new deaths from the disease.

The new cases were diagnosed after about 8,300 tests, for a positivity rate of 5.1 per cent, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, told a news conference.

“This is a significant decline from the peak of our rolling seven-day average positivity on Sept. 27 when it was 11.3 per cent,” Hinshaw said.

The decline in community cases is mirrored in the number of cases in schools, Hinshaw said.

As of Tuesday there were active alerts or outbreaks in 211 schools across the province. Ten schools had 10 or more people with COVID-19 who attended within the last 14 days while infectious.

Hospitalizations are also on the decline. As of Tuesday, 608 patients with COVID-19 were being treated in hospital, including 128 in intensive care.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/deena-hinshaw-alberta-covid-1.6242510

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