The COVID-19 death toll is climbing, according to the Alberta COVID-19 update by Dr. Deena Hinshaw on Wednesday, November 19.
During the announcement, Dr. Hinshaw said there had been 11 more deaths in the past 24-hours.
Of those deaths, CTV News has reported that eight of them are from outbreaks at hospitals and continuing care homes. In addition, one of the deaths was an Edmonton man in his 30s.
This is deadly serious.
The province reported 730 new cases on November 17, bumping the current active case count up to 10,057.
Of those cases, 4,201 are in the Calgary zone and 4,157 are in Edmonton.
“Almost a quarter of all our COVID-19 deaths have happened since November 1. If we do not change our trajectory, the implications are grim. The daily COVID-19 death count is a tragic reminder that COVID-19 is not just a flu. It is life and death and often it is the outcome of choices made by Albertans who may not even know the victims.” said the top doctor.