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This Province Has The Highest COVID-19 Case Rate & It’s Not Ontario

This province is leading by a landslide.

Toronto Associate Editor
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As Alberta's COVID-19 cases continue to climb, the province is leading the entire country when it comes to case rates.

Case rates reflect the number of confirmed, active COVID-19 cases for every 100,000 people per geographic area in the last seven days. As of April 25, there are 249 active COVID-19 cases in Alberta per 100,000 people in the past week.

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In comparison to Alberta's current active case rate, Ontario comes in second with 192 active COVID-19 cases. Saskatchewan follows behind with 151, and then Manitoba with 104.

As of April 24, Alberta has 20,136 active cases total, including an additional report of 1,437 new daily cases on Saturday.

On Sunday, April 25, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said in a tweet that more than half of Alberta's active cases are made up of variants. This includes the B.1.617 variant, which is currently causing a significant COVID-19 spike in India.

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