Alberta adds 1,743 COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths

Alberta reported 1,743 COVID-19 cases and a positivity rate of 12.4 per cent on Tuesday.

Nine more Albertans died as a result of the disease, raising the death toll to 2,099 since the pandemic began.

There are 671 people in hospital with coronavirus, 150 of whom are in ICU.

Updated cross-����comparisons:

AB remains 1st among all provinces/territories in per capita:
*Total cases
*Active cases
*Hospitalizations

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— Matthew Black (@ByMatthewBlack) May 4, 2021

Alberta also added 876 variant cases, including 151 of the P.1 strain first detected in Brazil.

More than 1.6 million COVID-19 doses have been administered to date.

Premier Jason Kenney announced new COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday night.

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