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Alberta surpasses 1,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations, nears 100 ICU admissions

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Alberta has 1,007 COVID-19 patients in hospital, the highest count since mid-October.

The COVID-19 data from the past three days also saw ICU admissions increase to 94.

Alberta reported 23 COVID-19 deaths since Friday, including that of a child in the 5-9 age group with pre-existing conditions.

A total of 3,403 Albertans have died due to COVID-19.

Alberta Health also added 15,886 COVID-19 cases over the past three days, raising known active infections to 72,368.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw is expected to give a COVID-19 update Tuesday afternoon.

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An Edmonton-area restaurant is closed for two weeks because too many employees are sick with COVID-19. Its owner believes the government should help businesses during the Omicron wave which has caused staffing shortages in multiple industries. 

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Correction

An earlier version of this story stated current active cases rose by 6,100 on Friday. In fact, 6,100 new cases were reported on Friday. 

The article also previously stated the child who died had no pre-existing conditions, which Alberta Health wrote in an email. The province issued a correction on Tuesday to clarify the child did have a pre-existing condition.

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