Alberta reported 263 new COVID-19 instances Tuesday, and it’s seeing an uptick in its positivity charge after the Household Day lengthy weekend.
Chief Medical Well being Officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw mentioned Alberta’s positivity charge now sits at 5%. It’s been hovering round 3% to 4% for the final couple of weeks, and that is the primary time it’s trended upwards within the new 12 months.
Hinshaw mentioned that it’s regarding however that it additionally may be an anomaly brought on by fewer individuals in search of testing over the lengthy weekend.
“Is it an remoted discovering or a regarding pattern?” she mentioned, including public well being employees will proceed to regulate it.
One other 9 individuals died of COVID-19 in Alberta within the final 24 hours, bringing the province’s dying toll to 1,791.
There are at the moment 365 individuals in hospital, together with 56 within the ICU.
Alberta additionally found 50 new variant instances over the weekend, for a median of 12 new variant instances per day since Friday. Half of Alberta’s variant instances have come from neighborhood unfold, Hinshaw mentioned. The opposite half are tied again to journey.