COVID-19 deaths up 27, hospitalizations increase by 52 in Alberta – CBC

Alberta’s 7-day PCR test-positivity rate is 21.86 %

Aug 24, 2022

Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll has increased by nearly 30 people in the last week, while hospitalizations are up by more than 50 patients, provincial data shows.

The number of Albertans to die from COVID-19 since the pandemic is now 4,748, an increase of 27 people from a week ago, when total COVID-19 deaths were 4,721.

As of Tuesday, there were 870 people in hospital with COVID-19, including 32 intensive care unit patients. Last week, there were 818 hospital patients with the illness, including 28 in ICU.

The seven-day PCR test-positivity rate is 21.86 per cent, down slightly from 22.2 per cent a week ago.

From Aug. 16 to 23, public health officials identified 1,858 new COVID-19 cases. There were 1,661 cases confirmed in the previous reporting week, Aug. 9-15.

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