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Alberta shatters single-day COVID-19 case record, active infections surpass 60K

Last Updated Jan 13, 2022 at 10:35 am MDT

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Alberta reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in a single day on Wednesday.

In just 24 hours, the province identified nearly 6,800 new cases of the virus on more than 17,800 tests for a positivity rate of around 38 per cent.

Active infections also continue to reach record levels for Alberta.

There are now 61,229 active cases of COVID-19 — an increase of more than 2,600 cases from Tuesday’s update.

Severe outcomes of the virus also remained on a steady climb Wednesday. Hospitalization numbers rose by 40, with nearly 750 people now in hospital, 82 of which are in the ICU.

Alberta Health also reporting 15 more people died with COVID-19 over the last day.

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To date, more than 7.95 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta.

Of the entire Alberta population, 79.8 per cent have now received at least one dose of vaccine, while 73.2 per cent have received two shots.

Just over 27 per cent of all Albertans have now received their booster shot.