Regional Covid-19 Resources and On Reserve Stats by Region Below:
Black = New Cases, Green = Recovered, Red = Deaths, Blue – Hospitalized, Purple – ISC reported total –  Updated Daily

BC
0 445 152 8,576 8,728
AB
16 1,030 184 19,887 20,171
SK
16 489 125 16,084 16,231
MB
55 901 155 24,777 25,020
ON
775 345 78 19,527 19,981
QC
43 93 24 13,350 13,491
Atlantic
0 14 9 4,488 4,512
North60
52 321 55 19,121 19,327
 

Alberta reports 70 new COVID-19 deaths, drop in hospitalizations – CBC

Dr. Deena Hinshaw calls deaths a lagging indicator of Omicron BA.2 subvariant wave

May 11, 2022

Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll spiked again this week, but the province’s chief medical officer of health says the high number of weekly deaths should not last for long.

From May 3 to 9, public health officials reported 70 new deaths related to COVID-19. In the previous week, from April 26 to May 2, there were 69 deaths reported.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw described the high number of deaths as a lagging indicator of the wave of infections associated with the Omicron BA.2 subvariant.

“‘Deaths usually is one of the latest indicators both to rise and then to fall. So I would not expect us to see this high level of deaths continue,” Hinshaw said during Wednesday’s COVID-19 update with Health Minister Jason Copping.

In past waves, transmission of the virus was first seen in case counts and test-positivity rates, followed by hospitalizations and ICU admissions, then deaths, she explained.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-covid-19-update-deaths-hospitalizations-1.6449817

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