Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Wednesday, May 11 – CBC

Province reported 69 new COVID deaths from April 26 to May 2

May 11, 2022

The latest:
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping and the chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, gave an update on COVID-19 in the province on May 4.
The province’s most recently released COVID-19 figures were for the period of April 26 to May 2.
As of end of day on May 2, 1,267 people were in hospital with COVID, up from 1,220 last week.
There were 46 in intensive care, down from 47 last week.
The province reported 69 new COVID deaths between April 26 and May 2. A total of 4,321 Albertans have died of the disease.
There were 6,735 new cases reported out of 25,568 tests. The case count includes only those who test positive on a PCR test, which most Albertans can’t access.
The average positivity rate was 22.98 per cent, compared with last week’s 25.7 per cent.
Copping said Wednesday that while it looks like we are passing the peak of Omicron subvariant BA.2 circulation, hospital admissions are still rising. “They will continue to rise for a few more weeks, even assuming virus levels continue to decline,” he said.
Copping said wastewater levels are dropping in most areas of the province; however, levels remain high in Calgary.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/everything-you-need-to-know-about-covid-19-in-alberta-may-11-1.6449048

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