Alberta reports 788 COVID-19 cases, five additional deaths over a 3-day period

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The Alberta Health is reporting 788 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and five additional deaths due to the virus over a 3-day period.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Alberta, said the Alberta Health identified 187 new cases by completing 5,100 tests in the past 24 hours.

She also added that 252 new cases were identified out of 7,000 tests on December 4, and 349 cases were identified out of 8,400 tests on December 3, 2021.

Sadly, 5 new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported to Alberta Health since December 2, Dr. Hinshaw added.

There are now 366 people in hospital due to COVID-19. Of the 294 non-ICU, 64.3% are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. Of the 72 in ICU, 76.4% are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

Meanwhile, Dr. Hinshaw, said the Alberta Health has received an update on the number of Omicron cases identified in Alberta.

“Earlier today, I shared that 12 Omicron cases had been identified in the province. 1 case has now been determined to be in an out-of-province resident, bringing the total number of cases in AB to 11.”

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