Alberta’s chief medical officer of health reported an estimated 1,200 new cases of COVID-19 on Dec. 24 and 900 on Dec. 25.
In a modified update because of the holiday break, Dr. Deena Hinshaw tweeted Saturday that both hospitalizations and the number of people in ICU for each of those two days saw a “small increase.”
No new hospitalization, ICU or death numbers were released.
Dec. 24 saw a seven per cent positivity rate that dropped to six per cent the next day, Hinshaw said.
The province conducted approximately 32,000 laboratory tests over the 48-hour period.
As of Wednesday, 821 people were in hospital, including 146 in intensive care.
The next update will be Dec. 27, while the next in-person media availability will be Dec. 28.
Here is today’s <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19AB?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#COVID19AB</a> modified update:<br><br>On Dec. 24, there was an estimated:<br>- 1200 cases<br>- 17,800 laboratory tests<br>- 7% positivity<br>- hospitalizations – small increase<br>- ICU – small increase
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