COVID-19: Alberta reports 487 new cases and 14 additional deaths

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The Alberta Health Services says it identified 487 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 additional deaths in the last 24 hours.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the Chief Medical Officer of Alberta, said the Alberta Health identified the new cases after completing around 10,300 tests.

Furthermore, Dr. Hinshaw, said 697 people are in hospital due to COVID-19, including 155 people who are being treated in Intensive Care Unit.

“Sadly, 14 new deaths related to COVID-19 were also reported to Alberta Health in the last 24 hours,” Dr. Hinshaw said.

Meanwhile, Dr. Hinshaw, said Alberta witnessed a sharp decrease in COVID-19 cases last month.

“In Oct., we saw a sharp decline in cases across Alberta & Albertans of all ages. We’ve passed the peak of the 4th wave thanks to the public health measures & rising vaccination rates which are helping to reduce the demand for acute & critical care for those with COVID-19,” she said in a statement posted on Twitter.

The Alberta Health on Tuesday reported 315 new cases of COVID-19 and 8 additional deaths over a 24-hour period.

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