EDMONTON — Alberta is reporting 1,733 new cases of COVID-19 and eight more deaths on Monday.
The record daily count increased active cases of the coronavirus to 16,454 across the province, while the death toll is now at 541.
Alberta Health Services conducted 20,499 tests Sunday.
There are 453 Albertans receiving care in hospital, with 96 of them in ICU.
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Hinshaw to speak Monday after more than 3,000 COVID-19 weekend cases
Alberta recorded more than 3,000 cases of COVID-19 and 14 deaths on the weekend.
Alberta Health Services conducted nearly 45,000 tests on Friday and Saturday altogether.
The high totals pushed Alberta’s active count beyond 15,000.
Ten of the 14 deaths were linked to acute care facilities. A total of 533 Albertans have died due to the coronavirus.
The number of COVID-19 patients also set new highs on Saturday and Sunday, with 435 Albertans, 95 of them in ICU, now receiving care.
The province has reported 56,444 cases and 40,219 recoveries to date.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw will give a COVID-19 briefing at 3:30 p.m. Watch live at CTVNewsEdmonton.ca.