Alberta reports a record 31 deaths from COVID-19, 989 new cases

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Alberta reported 989 new cases of COVID-19 and a record 31 additional deaths from the disease on Saturday, according to the latest update posted to the province's website.

This brings the total number of deaths from COVID-19 to 1,272.

There are 221 people in the hospital due to the disease, 132 of whom are in intensive care. The province performed 13,540 on Friday.

There are 14,437 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, up by 809 from Friday. This is the largest single day increase in active cases since Nov. 23. Saturday marks two weeks from Christmas. Only 149 more people recovered from the disease, bringing the total to 94,932.

The deaths include:

· Dec. 6. A female in her 90s linked to the outbreak at the Edmonton Chinatown Care Centre in Edmonton Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Dec. 6. A male in his 90s linked to the outbreak at the Edmonton Chinatown Care Centre in Edmonton Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Dec. 7. A female in her 90s linked to the outbreak at the Edmonton Chinatown Care Centre in Edmonton Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Dec. 12. A male in his 80s in Edmonton Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Dec. 18. A female in her 80s linked to the outbreak at Bethany Calgary in Calgary Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Dec. 26. A male in his 60s in Central Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 1. A male in his 70s linked to the outbreak at Miller Crossing Care Centre in Edmonton Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 2. A male in his 80s linked to the outbreak at Miller Crossing Care Centre in Edmonton Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 2. A female in her 80s linked to the outbreak at Miller Crossing Care Centre in Edmonton Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 2. A female in her 60s linked to the outbreak at Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 3. A female in her 80s linked to the outbreak at Miller Crossing Care Center in Edmonton Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 4. A female in her 60s linked to the outbreak at Miller Crossing Care Center in Edmonton Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 5. A female in her 70s linked to the outbreak at Extendicare Michener Hill in Central Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 5. A female in her 70s linked to the outbreak at Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary Zone. Comorbidities are unknown at this time.

· Jan. 5. A male in his 80s in Calgary Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 6. A male in his 80s linked to the outbreak at St. Thomas Health Centre in Edmonton Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 6. A female in her 60s linked to the outbreak at Winnifred Stewart Association group home in Edmonton Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 6. A female in her 80s in Central Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 6. A female in her 80s in Calgary Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 6. A male in his 80s in Calgary Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 6. A male in his 60s in Calgary Zone. Comorbidities are unknown at this time.

· Jan. 6. A male in his 50s in Edmonton Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 7. A female in her 90s linked to the outbreak at Lifestyle Options Terra Losa in Edmonton Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 7. A male in his 90s linked to the outbreak at Agecare Skypointe in Calgary Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 7. A female in her 90s linked to the outbreak at Agecare Skypointe in Calgary Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 7. A male in his 90s linked to the outbreak at Agecare Skypointe in Calgary Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 7. A male in his 60s linked to the outbreak at St. Thomas Health Centre in Edmonton Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 7. A female in her 90s linked to the outbreak at Lifestyle Options Whitemud in Edmonton Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 8. A male in his 60s linked to the outbreak at Intercare Southwood in Calgary Zone. The case included comorbidities.

· Jan. 8. A male in his 90s in North Zone. Comorbidities are unknown at this time.

· Jan. 8. A male in his 80s in Calgary Zone. The case included comorbidities.

Here's the regional breakdown of active cases:

  • Calgary zone: 5,139

  • Edmonton zone: 5,696

  • North zone: 1,652

  • South zone: 300

  • Central zone: 1,577

  • Unknown: 73

The province administered 42,333 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Alberta. That is 957.4 doses per 100,000 population.