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Alberta Health reports 950 new COVID-19 cases, 600 additional variants on Sunday

On Sunday afternoon, Alberta Health reported 950 new COVID-19 cases over the previous 24-hour period.

The province also reported 600 additional variant cases, with 38 per cent of the active cases in Alberta now being variants of concern.

On Saturday, Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw tweeted Saturday there was a significant outbreak in the province relating to the P.1 variant, which was first discovered in Brazil. Hinshaw said the outbreak was linked to a traveller but did not provide further information.

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The province said it would provide an update on the situation on Monday.

The new cases reported Sunday came from 11,200 tests performed on Saturday, resulting in a provincial positivity rate of eight per cent.

On April 3, 8,000 vaccine doses were administered and a total of 693,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered as of Sunday.

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The province said hospitalizations remained stable over the previous 24 hours.

The province said it will provide a daily death breakdown on Monday.

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