CALGARY — More than five million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta.
The province surpassed the milestone after more than 15,000 doses were issued over the last day — 1,574 of which were first dose appointments.
To date, 74.8 per cent of Alberta’s eligible population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while nearly 60 per cent are now fully vaccinated.
15087 vaccine doses administered in Alberta yesterday, inc 1574 first doses.
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The province also released updated numbers for the last few days which saw a slight increase in active cases across Alberta.
From Friday to Sunday, 130 new cases of the virus were identified, with two deaths reported over that period.
Hospitalizations saw a decrease, with 100 people now in hospital, 27 of which are in the ICU.
There are now 605 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta.