811 new cases, positivity rate stands at 6.4 per cent

Modesto Morganelli
Gennaio 13, 2021

On Tuesday, she expressed condolences for more families of COVID-19 victims than ever before.

As Alberta set another single-day record for COVID-19 deaths in less than a week, the province's top doctor says this is a reminder of the importance of getting vaccines out as quickly as possible. His death is linked to an outbreak at the Aspen House.

A total of 96,052 cases have recovered.

Rocky View County has dropped five cases for a total of 82 active cases.

Across the province, 38 Albertans lost their lives to COVID-19, bringing the amount who have died since the pandemic began up to 1,345.

"Today is a hard day where we announced the highest number of deaths reported in a single day, well over 30, and it's exactly for that reason that we want to make sure that every Albertan who is at risk gets the vaccine as soon as possible", Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health, said during Tuesday's COVID-19 briefing. The positivity rate is now 6.8 per cent.

There are 819 people in the hospital with 132 in ICU.

One school is now on alert with a single case.

Alberta has finalized a decision officials said they were only discussing one day earlier: going forward, when possible and with the consent of the patient, the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered later than the recommended three to four weeks. Now, 47 per cent of Alberta's COVID-19 cases have an unknown exposure.

Hinshaw said the system will never be able to accurately find the source of all COVID-19 cases, but said typically the number of COVID-19 cases that can't be identified will sit at 30 per cent.

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