Alberta recorded over 100 new hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in the past week, with the death toll rising by more than 30.
Since the pandemic began, 4,905 Albertans have died from COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 33 from a week ago.
For the week ending Sept. 26, COVID-19 hospitalizations increased by 137 to 980 total. The last time Alberta hospitals were this full of COVID-19 patients was May 27.
COVID ICU numbers saw a 50 per cent increase from the week prior, up 13 to 39 – matching mid-May numbers.
During the latest reporting period, Sept. 20-26, public health officials confirmed 1,416 new COVID-19 cases through PCR testing, an increase of 222 from the previous week.
As of end-of-day Monday, 77.7 per cent of Alberta’s population — including people who are ineligible — have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine; 82.1 per cent of Albertans have had at least one dose.
According to data submitted to the Public Health Agency of Canada, five more monkeypox cases were detected in Alberta, bringing the total to 39.