Alberta reports 273 new COVID-19 cases, 16 more deaths from illness | CBC News

Alberta reports 273 new COVID-19 cases, 16 more deaths from illness | CBC News
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Alberta reported 273 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and another 16 deaths from the illness.

Though the deaths were reported to Alberta Health over the last 24 hours, 10 of them happened in December, one in January, and four in February.

There are 4,675 active cases in the province, with 324 patients being treated for the illness in hospitals, including 53 in ICU beds.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, provided her 174th update about the pandemic on Monday, and used the opportunity to highlight some of the progress the province has made in recent weeks.

The R-value or reproductive number over the past week was 1.03. That number was 0.93 in the Edmonton zone, 0.95 in the Calgary zone, and 1.13 for the rest of the province. When the reproduction number…



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