Over the last few weeks, COVID case numbers and hospitalizations in Alberta have seen dramatic drops, signalling the province is in the healing stages following the worst wave of the pandemic.
In the last 24 hours, the province saw hospitalization numbers drop below 600, to a figure that hasn’t been seen in over two months.
As of Wednesday afternoon, there are now 582 people in hospital, 123 of which are in the ICU.
– 5 additional COVID deaths reported in Alberta
– 484 new COVID cases on 11,169 tests (4.3%+)
– 582 in hospital (-26), incl 123 in ICU (-5)
– 6,008 active cases (-82)#yeg #Yyc #ableg #Covid19ab pic.twitter.com/CmhGRmpTuF
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As for infections in the province, there were 484 new cases reported over the last day.
The new case numbers come after more than 11,000 tests were completed for a positivity rate of around 4.3 per cent.
There are currently 6,008 active infections in Alberta. A decrease of 82 cases from Tuesday.
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Alberta Health reporting on Wednesday five more people have died with COVID-19.
To date, more than 6.66 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta.
Of those 12 and older, 87.6 per cent have received at least one dose, while 81.5 per cent are fully immunized.