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So Many Albertans Died Of COVID-19 On Sunday That It Was The Deadliest Day Yet

We also smashed our record for active cases as the number surpassed 10,000.
Alberta COVID-19 Update: Province Records Deadliest Day Ever & Smashes Active Case Record

On Monday, November 16, Dr. Deena Hinshaw provided an Alberta COVID-19 update in which she revealed that the province had just recorded its deadliest day in the history of the pandemic.

Not only were there a record number of deaths, but the province also broke its record for active cases. According to Hinshaw, Alberta was reporting 10,031 active cases at the time of the conference.

Currently, she said that 264 people are in the hospital, 57 of whom are in the ICU.

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20 COVID-19 deaths on Sunday

Dr. Hinshaw spoke firmly about the individuals who have lost their lives, saying that these aren’t just numbers, they are people.

“The measures in place right now are literally a matter of life and death, and the choices Albertans are making now will determine our future in a few weeks,” she urged.

The doctor said that Alberta is clearly in the second wave and that it’s in the hands of the public to bring these numbers down.

Last week, Jason Kenney announced some new restrictions in areas with enhanced measures throughout the province. The restrictions mainly pertained to group fitness and food and beverage.

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