Alberta is reporting over 800 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and seven additional deaths over a three day period.
Alberta’s top doctor, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said the Alberta Health identified 228 new cases by completing around 5,000 tests in the past 24 hours.
Dr. Hinshaw further added that the Alberta Health identified 253 new cases by completing 6,600 tests on November 27, while 325 cases were identified out of 7,500 tests on November 26, 2021.
There are now 432 people in hospital due to COVID-19, including 77 in the ICU, she said, adding that seven new deaths were also reported to Alberta Health since November 25.
Furthermore, Dr. Hinshaw, said no cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been detected in Alberta so far.
“We are working with our public health colleagues to understand more about Omicron variant. No cases have been detected in Alberta but it is likely it will eventually reach our province,” Dr. Hinshaw said.
However, she said “We know a lot about COVID and have many tools at our disposal to address this new variant.”