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Alberta reports 501 new COVID-19 cases, highest ICU count in nearly a month

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Alberta reports 501 new COVID-19 cases, highest ICU count in nearly a month

EDMONTON —
The quantity of patients in Alberta hospitals and intensive care objects continued to develop on Wednesday as the province reported 138 coronavirus patients in hospital, including 31 in ICU.

The province has had over 100 COVID-19 patients in hospital every day since Aug. 3 and more than 20 patients in intensive care since the start of the month.

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The 31 patients in ICU is the highest count in nearly a month, since July 13. The 138 in hospital represents an increase of two over the day sooner than, pending future data adjustments.

Alberta reported 501 new cases Wednesday as active cases rose for a 25th consecutive day, up to three,769 — about the place the active case count was the 2d week of June.

There was one new death as a end result of COVID-19 reported, bringing the province’s death toll to 2,331.

Among eligible Albertans, 76.5 per cent have got a first dose of vaccine and 67.2 per cent have had two doses.

The province reported a 5.31 per cent test positivity rate on about 8,600 assessments. 

Alberta is ending routine COVID-19 testing next week, with testing now no longer really helpful for these with symptoms except the final end result is necessary to pronounce future care. 

In addition, the province’s testing facilities will shut down at the tip of the month, leaving primary care settings such as hospitals and physician’s places of work as the main venues for testing. 

Alberta has already closed routine testing to asymptomatic individuals including shut contacts to those who test determined.

Those limits on testing mean the daily case counts will lose worthy of their meaning without routine screening. 

The following data update is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

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Alberta reports 501 new COVID-19 cases, highest ICU count in nearly a month