Alberta reports 1,609 new COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Health Minister Tyler Shandro and president and CEO of Alberta Health Services Dr. Verna Yiu are scheduled to provide an update on the COVID-19 situation in the province on Wednesday evening.

COVID-19 cases have been surging in Alberta since mid-summer and ICU admissions set a record on Tuesday, with 212 Albertans receiving care for the virus.

Alberta Health said Wednesday it had identified 1,609 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours out of 15,831 tests.


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