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Alberta reports 639 new COVID-19 cases

Alberta reports 639 new COVID-19 cases”

The province has hired more contact tracers and there are fewer cases being diagnosed, which is allowing for the contact tracing system to be able to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

Morinville also reported two more deaths on Monday, including a man in his 70s who passed away January 10.

The province has now seen 112,091 total cases since the pandemic began, 13,917 of which remain active.

On Tuesday, she expressed condolences for more families of COVID-19 victims than ever before.

There were 38 more deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

EDMONTON, AB- The province of Alberta confirmed 811 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday bringing the total number of active cases to 14,116.

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Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced the figure at a news conference Monday, where she urged Albertans to keep following public health measures.

There are 819 people in the hospital with 132 in ICU.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the province is ramping up and expanding COVID-19 vaccinations to include paramedics and other emergency service workers.

One school is now on alert with a single case.

During the peak of the contact tracing system's collapse, between December 10 and December 15, the source of 80 per cent of all COVID-19 cases was unknown. Now, 47 per cent of Alberta's COVID-19 cases have an unknown exposure.

"What we know about all of those cases is that they were people who had recently travelled internationally and that there has been some indication that there has been a very small amount of household transmission in one of those cases, but no onward transmission into the community", Alberta's top doctor explained.

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