As of May 3, local time, the seven-day average of confirmed cases of coronavirus per million people in Alberta, a major western Canadian province, had reached 423.8, ranking not only the highest among Canadian provinces, but also more than the U.S. states.
Christine Gibson, a family doctor in Calgary, Alberta’s largest city, told the media the same day: “Our province now has the highest per capita infection rate. If something happens to the health care system, it’s going to collapse. ”
According to statistics released by the province on May 2nd, 648 people are currently hospitalized in Alberta for neo-pneumonia and 155 in intensive care. Alberta’s health-care system is also under the most pressure in terms of population.
Alberta, with a population of less than 4.5 million, currently has 22,920 confirmed cases, a cumulative total of 194,898 confirmed cases and 2,086 deaths.