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Over eleven hundred new COVID-19 cases, 25 additional deaths

Last Updated Jan 6, 2021 at 4:11 pm MST

Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Ontario's overly cautious approach to COVID-19 testing is endangering lives and hindering efforts to rein in soaring infections that are ravaging long-term care facilities, filling ICU beds and lurking silently in communities, say critics alarmed by the province's admission that labs can handle four times the number of tests they receive. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – The province is reporting 1,123 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours.

As of Wednesday afternoon, there are 13,450 active cases throughout the province. The Edmonton zone is leading in active cases with 5,673, while the Calgary zone has 4,706.

Twenty-five more Albertans have died from COVID-19 related complications. The death toll in the province is now at 1,193.

Nine hundred and eleven people are in the hospital with 141 in the ICU.

A total of 92,858 people have recovered from COVID-19.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw’s next live update will be on Jan 7.