Active cases continue to rise in Alberta. The COVID-19 numbers for Wednesday, March 31 were as follows.
- There were 871 new cases reported in the past 24 hours for a positivity rate of 7.5%.
- There were 406 new cases of variants of concern reported which now account for 32% of all active cases.
- There are 301 people in the hospital with 63 in ICU.
- Three more deaths were reported bringing the total in the province to 1,990.
- Rocky View County is reporting an increase of four new cases for a total of 101.
- Stoney Nakoda is reporting one new case.
- Cochrane added five new cases for a total of 42.
- To date, 634,790 doses of vaccine have been administered.
Dr. Hinshaw said on Twitter, "We are at another turning point in this pandemic. Our numbers are rising, but by making good choices in the days ahead, we can reverse this trend in the weeks to come. Please continue to follow the health measures that are in place and help protect those around you."
Wednesday afternoon, Premier Kenney said, “We are very close to the end of this thing and we should be very concerned about the new variant-driven growth in cases.”
He will be joining Dr. Hinshaw tomorrow during a COVID-19 update to address concerns.