Alberta reports 251 COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths
Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen at LifeLabs after being logged upon receipt at the company's lab, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
EDMONTON -- Alberta Health reported two deaths and 251 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.
Active cases remain on the decline with 5,222 infections across the province after a positivity rate of 4.6 per cent from nearly 5,400 tests.
Hospitals have 356 patients with COVID-19 across the province, including 58 in intensive care.
As of Friday, Alberta had reported 171 cases of the variants first detected in the U.K. and South Africa.
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To date, Alberta has reported 129,075 cases and 1,782 deaths since March.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw will give a COVID-19 update Tuesday afternoon.