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Alberta reports 64 more COVID-19-related deaths over holidays

5,415 Albertans have died since pandemic began

Alberta reported another 64 COVID-19-related deaths, including 10 in Central Zone, over the holidays.

The Government of Alberta reported on Friday that 5,415 Albertans have died since the pandemic began. There were 912 people being treated in hospital, including 40 in intensive care, according to an update on the Government of Alberta’s website that covers the Dec. 20 to Jan. 4 period.

Over that period, there were 1,861 new cases reported.

In Central Zone, there were 96 people in hospital, including five in ICU, as of last Wednesday. There have been 63,962 reported cases and 698 have died from COVID-related complications. In the last seven days, there have been 136 new cases in Central Zone.

The seven-day case rate in this zone is 28.5 per 100,000 people, which is above the provincial average of 22.2 per 100,000. Four of the province’s five zones are above the provincial average. Only Calgary zone, with a case rate of 16.9 per 100,000 is below.

North Zone is at 24.6 cases per 100,000, Edmonton Zone at 24.2 and South Zone at 25.4.

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