Alberta surpasses 5,000 total COVID-19 deaths – CBC

28 more deaths reported since last week’s update

Oct 26, 2022

Alberta has reached a grim milestone as it has now seen more than 5,000 deaths related to COVID-19.

Provincial data as of Monday shows 5,011 deaths related to the illness — an increase of 28 from last week’s update. Alberta has reported the third most COVID deaths across Canada, behind Quebec (16,998 deaths) and Ontario (14,690 deaths).

The first reported COVID-19 death in the province was on March 18, 2020.

As of the latest update for the reporting period of Oct. 18 to 24, there were 1,118 in hospital with COVID, an increase of 48 from the previous update. Included in hospitalizations are 28 ICU patients, a decrease of five from the last update.

Health officials detected 1,461 new COVID-19 cases over the past week with a positivity rate around 18.36 per cent, about the same as the previous seven-day average of 18.45 per cent.

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