COVID-19: Four new cases of Omicron variant detected in Alberta

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Four new cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 were identified in Alberta in the past 24 hours, brining the the total cases to 23 in the province.

Dr. Deena Hinhsaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed on Thursday afternoon that four new cases of the Omicron variant were identified in the last 24 hours.

Furthermore, Dr. Hinshaw, said the health authorities identified 287 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 9,100 tests.

She also added that 367 people are currently in hospital due to COVID-19. Of the 296 non-ICU, 64.9% are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. Of the 71 in ICU, 74.6% are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

The Alberta Health also received report regarding the death of an individual due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, Dr. Hinshaw addd.

Alberta on Thursday reported 333 new cases of COVID-19 and zero additional deaths over a 24-hour period.

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