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Alberta reports 875 new COVID cases and 23 deaths

Last Updated Jan 13, 2021 at 4:42 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) – Another 875 new cases of COVID are being reported in the province.

In the last 24 hours, 16,000 tests were completed and now the provincial positivity rate sits at 5.3 per cent.

There are 12,838 active cases throughout the province with the Edmonton zone leading in active infections with 4,828. The Calgary zone has 4,752.

The province has also recorded another 23 deaths related to the virus. The death toll in Alberta now sits at 1,368.

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In Wednesday’s provincial update, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw confirmed that there are 820 people in the hospital with 137 in the ICU.

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As of Wednesday afternoon, 99,412 people have recovered from COVID-19.

Another update will be provided on Thursday.