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Alberta records 406 COVID-19 cases, highest single-day jump to date

Last Updated Oct 22, 2020 at 7:28 am MST

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EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – Alberta saw 406 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday.

Three more deaths are also being recorded in the province.

A man in his 60s, a man in his 70s both from the Edmonton zone, and women in her 70s linked to the outbreak at Carewest George Boyack are the latest deaths.

In total Alberta is now seeing just over 3,300 cases of COVID-19, witrh just over 1,200 cases in Calgary, and over 1,600 in Edmonton.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said we need to get our daily infection numbers back under control.

“As our community transmission goes up, so too does our risk of introducing the virus into our acute care and continuing care facilities where our most vulnerable community members are.”

Alberta hospitals are treating 113 people with 16 in intensive care beds, using up 23 per of their allocated COVID-19 ICU beds.

While we’re not that close to overwhelming hospitals, Hinshaw warns we’re getting close to the threshold.

“We are not out of the woods so I would say right now we are in a danger zone where the coming weeks will really tell that story about whether we are able, collectively, to bend that curve downwards.”

The total number of deaths in the province now sits at 296.

Over 19,000 Albertans have recovered from COVID-19.