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Alberta records 811 new COVID cases, 12 deaths on Sunday

Last Updated Jan 10, 2021 at 9:07 pm MST

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Alberta is reporting 811 new COVID-19 cases and 12 additional deaths linked to the virus, one day after establishing its highest single-day death count since the start of the pandemic.

The 12 deaths reported on Sunday were much lower than the 31 reported the day before.

Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll has climbed to 1,284.

There are currently 794 Albertans in hospital with COVID-19, of which 128 are in intensive care units.

In a tweet, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the province’s test positivity rate is 6.4 per cent.

“Please continue to follow current health measures in place: wear a mask in all indoor public settings and keep social gatherings to members of the same household,” she added.

Hinshaw’s next live health update is scheduled for Monday.