Alberta reported 321 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 more deaths

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Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw updated Albertans about COVID-19 Tuesday. (Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta - image credit)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw updated Albertans about COVID-19 Tuesday. (Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta - image credit)

Alberta reported 321 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 more deaths Tuesday.

As of Tuesday, there were 518 people in hospital, including 101 in intensive care units.

A total of 3,201 Albertans have died of the disease since the pandemic began.

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals account for about three-quarters of those sick enough to require hospital care.

The R-value —the average number of COVID-19 people infected by each diagnosed case — was 0.92 (confidence interval of 0.89-0.96) for the province as a whole during the first half of November. This is a slight increase from the end of October.

An R-value above 1 means transmission is growing.

On Tuesday, the province announced businesses and organizations can now apply for a $2,000 grant aimed to offset some of the costs of implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program.

The province set aside $20 million for the grants, which eligible businesses, co-operatives and non-profit organizations may use as they see fit.

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