Alberta reports 126 new COVID-19 cases

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, reports 126 new cases throughout the province in the past 24 hours, bringing the total of cases to 1,996. No new COVID-19 deaths have occurred.

Of the total cases, 44 people are hospitalized with 10 being admitted in intensive care units.

“The most encouraging news in Alberta continues to be our relatively low rate of hospitalization and ICU admissions,” said Premier Jason Kenney, speaking ahead of Dr. Hinshaw in the daily televised COVID-19 update to announce $53 million in additional funding for mental health supports in response to COVID-19.

“Those numbers have been stable for several days; in fact, the ICU number is down slightly. And they continue to be well below the numbers projected in AHS’s (Alberta Health Service’s) modelling that we presented a week ago.”

No new numbers were released on recovered cases as well as a breakdown of cases by health zones owing to a glitch in computer network.