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.”
Here is today's #COVID19AB modified update.
On Jan. 2 there was an estimated:
– 400 cases
– 8,100 laboratory tests
– 5% positivity
– hospitalizations – stable
– ICU – stable
Please note: fewer people were tested Jan. 1 so fewer tests were processed and reported Jan. 2.
— Dr. Deena Hinshaw (@CMOH_Alberta) January 3, 2021
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.