Alberta’s new COVID stats page can be confusing. Here are the key numbers — and what they mean – CBC

Charts on this page will be updated weekly, pulling relevant data from the provincial dashboard

Nov 23, 2023

Alberta’s new respiratory virus dashboard provides weekly updates on the spread of COVID-19 in the province, but making sense of the numbers can be a challenge — and it’s particularly difficult to figure out how many people have died.

For example, Albertans who visited the dashboard in mid-November were greeted by a front-page “highlights” package informing them there had been two deaths from COVID-19 during the past reporting week.

That was technically true.

Equally true — but less obvious — was the fact that there were actually 18 more deaths in that week’s report, compared with the report from the week before.

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