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Hospitalizations hold steady, active infections drop in Alberta

Last Updated Nov 16, 2021 at 6:18 pm MDT

FILE - This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. Viruses are constantly mutating, with coronavirus variants circulating around the globe. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Active infections of COVID-19 saw a drop in Tuesday’s COVID-19 update for Alberta.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw held her only live update of the week on Tuesday, announcing 321 new cases of the virus in Alberta.

WATCH: Dr. Deena Hinshaw provides an update on COVID-19 in Alberta.

The new cases reported come after more than 6,400 tests, for a positivity rate of around 5.1 per cent.

There are now 5,565 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta —  a drop of 263 cases from Monday.

As for hospitalization numbers, there are now 518 people in hospital, 101 of which are in the ICU.

“Sadly, I must announce that 13 new deaths have been reported to Alberta Health in the last 24 hours,” Hinshaw announced.

This now brings the total death tally from COVID-19 in Alberta to 3,201.


To date, more than 6.73 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta.

Of those 12 and older in the province, 87.9 per cent have received at least one dose, while 82.3 per cent are fully immunized.