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Alberta reports additional 39 COVID-19 related deaths

Alberta reported 39 additional COVID-19-related deaths over the past week, according to the most recent publicly available data.

There have now been 5,216 COVID-19-related deaths in the province since the outset of the pandemic.

In the weekly update on the Government of Alberta’s website, the province reported 1,314 cases between Nov. 22 and 28. There are 1,077 people in hospital, down 30 from the previous week, including 46 in the ICU, up six from the previous week.

In the Central Zone, there are 111 people in hospital infected with the virus, with six in the ICU. As of last week, there were 115 people in hospital, with 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 per 100,000, slightly above the provincial average of 29.7. There were 162 new cases over the past seven days in the zone.

Calgary had 31.6 cases per 100,000 over the past seven days, while Edmonton has 29.2. The South zone sits at 23.1 and the North zone is 22.1.

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