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Active cases in Alberta drop below 3,000; 127 new infections identified

Last Updated Jun 15, 2021 at 10:47 pm MDT

Summary

Alberta identifies 127 new cases of COVID-19 on 4,400 tests -- a positivity rate of roughly 2.9 per cent.

There are now 271 people in hospital with COVID-19, as well as 68 people in the ICU.

More than 69 per cent of Alberta's eligible population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

EDMONTON — Alberta identified 127 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday following the completion of 4,400 tests.

The province’s positivity rate over the last day was roughly 2.9 per cent.

WATCH: Dr. André Corriveau provides the latest update on COVID-19 in Alberta.

Active infections in the province saw a drop, with around 2,800 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta. That’s the lowest number of active cases the province has seen since Oct. 15, 2020.

There are now 271 people in hospital with COVID-19, as well as 68 people in the ICU.

An additional four deaths were reported on Tuesday.

“We have administered more than 3.4 million doses of COVID vaccine to Albertans, including 46,000 yesterday alone,” said Dr. André Corriveau. “Over 69 per cent of Albertans over the age of 12 have now received at least one dose, and 22 per cent are fully vaccinated with both. So we’re getting very close to our objective of 70 per cent.”

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Of the more than 46,000 vaccines administered over the last day, just 4,441 were first-dose appointments.