Alberta Health announced Tuesday that 315 new COVID-19 cases were identified in the last 24 hours out of 7,544 tests.
The number of active cases was 6,911, a slight decrease from 7,580 on Monday.
Alberta records 18 more COVID-19 deaths, but the number of admissions is falling
As of Tuesday, there were 691 Albertans in the hospital with COVID-19, of which 159 were in the intensive care unit.
Both of those numbers had risen slightly from Monday, with 689 Albertans in the hospital, 157 of whom were in the intensive care unit.
Eight more deaths were reported to Alberta Health within the last 24 hours. All the Albertans who died were over 60 years old and already had pre-existing conditions.
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As of Tuesday, 6.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered, 87.1 percent of eligible Albertans 12 and above had received at least one dose, and 80.3 percent of eligible Albertans had been fully vaccinated.
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