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Hinshaw estimates 400 new COVID-19 cases in Alberta, deaths not reported

Last Updated Jan 4, 2021 at 6:54 am MDT

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The province of Alberta is estimating 400 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest reported 24-hour period.

In a Sunday morning tweet, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the 400 cases recorded on Jan. 2 were on roughly 8,100 laboratory tests – a positivity rate of five per cent.

Hinshaw described Alberta’s total hospitalizations and intensive care admissions as “stable.”

The province’s top doctor did warn that “fewer people were tested Jan. 1 so fewer tests were processed and reported Jan. 2.”

The numbers are part of the province’s pared-down preliminary updates during the holiday season.

An up-to-date list of COVID-related deaths was not released.

A more complete update will be provided by health officials on Monday while Dr. Hinshaw is expected to give her next live media briefing on Tuesday afternoon.