Alberta health officials provide update on COVID-19 | LIVE

Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw will provide an update on the COVID-19 situation in the province on Wednesday.

Alberta recorded 263 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, along with nine additional deaths.

Alberta’s top doctor said the new cases came as a result of about 5,200 tests, putting the province’s positivity rate at about five per cent.

“This is an increase from where we have been in the past few weeks, which is concerning,” Hinshaw said, adding it is possible the increase may be due to changes in who went for testing over the long weekend.

She said Alberta Health will watch the numbers closely in the coming days to determine if this is a “concerning trend” or an isolated increase in positivity.

There were 365 people in hospital with COVID-19 Tuesday, 56 of whom were being treated in intensive care.

There were 4,993 active cases of COVID-19 across Alberta. So far, 122,554 people have recovered from COVID-19.

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