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New COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations reach highest point in more than three months

Last Updated Sep 2, 2021 at 6:27 am MST

Summary

Of the 107 people admitted to the ICU with COVID-19, 94 are unvaccinated.

Edmonton leads the province in active cases with 2,647.

Alberta's 1,315 newly reported cases are the highest since 1,468 cases were reported on May 13.

CALGARY — Cases of COVID-19 continue to climb in Alberta, as the province identified 1,315 new cases on Wednesday.

The new case numbers come after more than 12,000 tests were completed for a positivity rate of around 10.8 per cent.

Wednesday’s case count is the highest the province has seen since May 13, when 1,468 cases were reported.

Active cases also continue to rise, with 630 infections added to the tally over the last day. There are now 12,290 active cases in the province.

Thirty-four more people have checked into hospital with COVID-19 over the last day for an active total of 465.

That is the highest number of hospitalizations since May 28.

Meanwhile, there are now 107 people in the ICU. Eight additional deaths were reported on Wednesday.


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Of those in the ICU, 94 are unvaccinated. While as a whole, 267 of the 465 people in hospital are also unvaccinated.

Since Tuesday’s update, 6,565 more vaccines have been administered, 2,731 of which were first-dose appointments.

Of those 12 and older in Alberta, 78.1 per cent have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 69.9 per cent are fully vaccinated.