Alberta identifies 456 new cases of COVID-19, including 10 Omicron variants


The Alberta Health on Wednesday reported 456 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including ten new cases of the Omicron variant.

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said the health authorities completed around 10,100 tests in the past 24 hours and identified 456 new cases.

Dr. Hinshaw further added that ten new cases of the Omicron variant were also identified in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of Omicron variants to 50.

She also added that three additional deaths related to COVID-19 were also reported to Alberta Health Services.

Currently, there are 362 people in hospital due to COVID-19 in Alberta, Dr. Hinshaw said, adding that of the 291 non-ICU patients, 62.9% are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

Of the 71 in Intensive Care Unit, 74.6% are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, Dr. Hinshaw added.

The Alberta Health on Tuesday reported 250 new cases of COVID-19, including 20 cases of Omicron variant, and eight additional deaths over a 24-hour period.



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