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Alberta COVID hospitalizations drop, 17 deaths identified through weekend

Summary

Alberta's R-value, which represents the transmission rate of COVID in the province, slightly rose to 0.92 from 0.87.

ICU admissions drop to 100, the lowest number seen since Aug. 30.

Another weekend has come and gone, and the COVID-19 situation in Alberta has held steady.

On Monday, the province released COVID numbers from the weekend and it has some positive signs and some things to watch out for.

The weekend breakdown is as follows:

  • 429 new cases identified on Friday on 7,967 tests.
  • 353 new cases identified on Saturday on 7,146 tests.
  • 286 new cases identified on Sunday on 6,639 tests.

Daily case numbers didn’t change much from what the province saw last week, but for the first time in a while, the active case count rose.

There are now 5,828 active infections in Alberta — an increase of 85 cases from Friday’s update.

Another thing to keep an eye on this week is the province’s R-value, which represents the rate of transmission in the province.

Over the last two weeks, the R-value for the entire province has risen five points to 0.92 from 0.87.

Hospitalizations saw a drop through the weekend, showing while case numbers may have seen a slight rise, severe outcomes continue to trend in the right direction.

There are now 519 people in hospital with COVID-19, a dip of 35 patients from Friday.

Of those in hospital, 100 are in the ICU.

Alberta Health also reporting on Monday 17 more people have died with COVID-19.


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As for vaccination numbers, more than 6.71 million doses of COVID vaccine have been administered to date in Alberta.

Of those 12 and older in the province, 87.8 per cent have received at least one dose, while 82.2 per cent are fully immunized.