A record 38 Albertans died of COVID-19 over the past day.

That number surpasses the previous single-day high of 30 which was reached on two separate days previously, on Dec. 17 and Jan. 2.

One of the deaths is said to be a man in his 90’s with comorbidities linked to an outbreak in the Lac La Biche Healthcare Centre. 4 people have died from the virus in Lac La Biche according to online data.

Alberta-wide there were 652 new cases out of about 9,300 tests for a provincial positivity rate of 6.8 percent.

Information on active cases around the Lakeland and provincially is available on the province’s website.