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Alberta reports 40 more COVID-19-related deaths

The Government of Alberta announced an additional 40 COVID-19-related deaths over the past seven days.

The death toll due to virus-related deaths in the province sits at 5,177 since the start of the pandemic.

In its weekly update, the province reported 1,358 new cases of COVID-19 between Nov. 15 and Nov. 21, with 1,107 people in hospital, including 40 in the ICU.

In the Central zone, there are 115 people in hospital infected with the virus, including nine in the ICU.

According to geospatial mapping on the provincial government’s COVID-19 website, the Central zone has a seven-day new case rate of 34.6 per 100,000, slightly above the provincial average of 30.7. There were 165 new cases over the past seven days in the zone.

Calgary had 34 cases per 100,000 over the past seven days, while Edmonton has 28.7. The South zone sits at 23.4 and the North zone is 25.2.

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