Alberta records 18 more COVID-19 deaths, but the number of admissions is falling

Alberta recorded 1,210 new cases of COVID-19 over the past three days, as well as 18 more deaths due to the disease.

Of the new cases, 533 were identified on Friday, 335 were identified on Saturday and 342 were identified on Sunday. The positivity rate was around 5.14 percent, according to the provincial government’s website.

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The total number of active cases of COVID-19 fell over the weekend, from 8,158 active cases on Friday to 7,580 active cases across the province on Monday.

Of the active cases, 1,985 are in the Calgary zone, 1,724 are in the Edmonton zone, 1,457 are in the central zone, 798 are in the southern zone, 1,606 are in the northern zone, and 10 are not bound to any zone.

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The number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 decreased in the weekend. There are now 689 people in the hospital with COVID-19, of which 157 are treated in intensive care.

Earlier Monday, the province announced that 80 percent of the eligible population is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with two doses.

“More and more Albertans are choosing to be protected against COVID-19 because of the indisputable fact that vaccines work and they save lives,” Prime Minister Jason Kenney said in a press release.

“It is good news that we have reached this milestone, which will also help ease the pressure on our healthcare system in the future.”

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More than 87 percent of eligible Albertans 12 and older have received their first shot. The province is urging everyone who is eligible and has not yet been immunized to roll up their sleeves.

“Vaccines are extremely effective in protecting us from serious illness,” said Health Director Dr. Deena Hinshaw. “Although we continue to see the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations fall, this trend could reverse quickly if we are not careful. We need as many people as possible to opt for vaccine protection to help keep the numbers in it. right direction. “

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Vaccine appointments can be ordered online via the province’s website.

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