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Health officials offer update on COVID-19 in Alberta | FULL

CA, 26 Mar 2021
Alberta's chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw will update the COVID-19 situation in the province on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Hinshaw announced the province’s first community transmission cases of the P.1 variant, first detected in Brazil.

Two cases of the variant were confirmed Tuesday to have been spread in the community.

There were 692 cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Wednesday, including 202 cases of variants of concern.

Hinshaw said Wednesday variant cases now make up 19 per cent of all active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, a jump from nine per cent of all active cases two weeks ago.

During Wednesday’s update, Hinshaw announced two additional deaths related to COVID-19 and said there were 285 people in hospital, with 53 of those people receiving care in the ICU.

To date there have been 1,973 deaths related to COVID-19 in Alberta.

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