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Alberta Health says there are 465 people in the hospital, with 98 on intensive care, as of Thursday.

Alberta Health says there are 465 people in the hospital, 98 of whom are in intensive care

Andre Mattus, a nurse at the University of Washington Medical Center, gives the first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Amar Gunderson. Parents in Alberta can now book COVID-19 vaccinations for children between the ages of five and 11. (Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press)

The latest COVID-19 figures:

  • Alberta reported 379 new cases of COVID Thursday out of 9,604 tests.
  • Alberta Health says there are 465 people in the hospital, 98 of whom are in intensive care.
  • The province took up one died Thursday.
  • Total 3,232 The Albertans are dead since the pandemic began.
  • There is active alarms or outbreaks in 144 schools.
  • The total number of active cases in Alberta is 4,969.
  • 325,646 Albertans are considered to have recovered.
  • Alberta reports one R-value below 1. The R-value is the average number of COVID-19 infections transmitted by each diagnosed case.
  • An R-value below 1.0 means that the transmission is no longer growing. throughout the province, The R-value for 1.-14. November was 0.92, with a confidence interval between 0.89 and 0.96.
  • The R-value for the Edmonton zone is 0.92, and in Calgary 1.0 – the highest rate. In the rest of Alberta, the rate is 0.87.
  • In response to declining COVID-19 numbers across the province, live media updates will now only be held once a week on Tuesdays. Daily numbers will continue to be posted online.

The latest on vaccines:

SE | Premier Jason Kenney announces vaccine rollout plan for children:

391,000 Alberta children are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine

Premier Jason Kenney says children aged five to 11 will not be subject to the restriction exemption program. 2:09

  • Starts Wednesday, November 24 at 8.00., parents and guardians will be able to book appointments for children between five and 11 years to get the first doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s pediatric vaccine, Prime Minister Jason Kenney said Tuesday.
  • Time can be booked for children at Alberta.ca/vaccine or of calls Heath Link on 811.
  • The pediatric vaccines are delivered to 120 vaccination clinics throughout the province. However, the vaccines will not be offered in schools.
  • Children eligible for vaccines who living on a First Nations reserve will be able to access doses through care stations or public health clinics on the reserve.
  • That The vaccination agreement itself begins on Friday, It said Health Minister Jason Copping on Tuesday.
  • Health Canada has previously approved Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine against children aged five to 11 years, which heralds it as more than 90 percent effective against COVID-19. The federal department posted online Friday morning, about a month after it received the company’s submission.
  • The province now recommends one eight week interval between mRNA vaccines, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday. She quoted new evidence of higher efficiency as the cause of the dilated hole.
  • Alberta’s government is now advise that everyone between the ages of 12 and 29 receive the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine rather than Moderna, Hinshaw said Tuesday.
  • She said it was because the risk of myocarditis after the Moderna vaccine is higher among those between 12 and 29 than Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine – although this risk is still very low, Hinshaw said.
  • Whether they are vaccinated, children aged five to 11 will not be subject to Alberta’s restriction program, Kenney said Tuesday.
  • City of Calgary’s mobile COVID-19 vaccination effort has delivered nearly 2,000 doses per day. November 15. It runs until December 1st.
  • From November 15, anyone wishing to join a company participating in the Alberta Restriction Exemption Program must present proof of vaccination which includes a QR code. For those over 18, valid identification matching this item is also required.
  • Albertans can get their improved vaccine records with one QR code online at alberta.ca/CovidRecords.
  • That AB COVID Records Verifier app is available for download on Apple and Android devices.
  • Exceptions include First Nations and military vaccination registers.
  • It was announced by the province on Tuesday Albertas vaccinejournal will be updated to meet the recommended Canadian standard for domestic and international travel.
  • The updated entry, which includes middle names and is in both official languages, will be available Wednesday at alberta.ca/CovidRecords.
  • Only Albertans intending to travel should save or reprint the updated version of the QR Code Vaccine Record.
  • 71 pct of the total population of the province – or 83.5 pct of eligible Albertans – have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Out of the total population of the province, 75.3 pct have received at least one dose, or 88.5 pct of those eligible.
  • It can be compared to 78.5 pct of the total population across Canada who have received at least one dose of vaccine, and 75.3 pct of the total population are fully vaccinated, according to CBC’s vaccine tracker. Among the eligible, 82.6 pct has received a dose and 79.2 pct is fully vaccinated.
  • People there are not fully vaccinated may still choose to provide a privately paid negative COVID-19 test within the previous 72 hours or valid proof of a medical exemption.
  • Alberta’s Prime Minister Jason Kenney’s government introduced the voluntary vaccine pass system, which went into effect on September 20 to combat the disastrous fourth wave of COVID-19.
  • Operators who are eligible for the program but choose not to participate must follow measures that include capacity limits and physical distance.
  • However, the government announced on Thursday that starting on 29 November. ski slopes can work outdoor activities without implementing the program. Masking will still be required in enclosed areas.
  • Ski slope operators can implement the program for indoor areas to allow indoor dining and other activities.
  • A complete list of restrictions and exceptions is available on the government website.
  • The government announced on November 12 that 5,000 doses of Johnson & Johnsons Janssen The COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in the province.
  • Albertans who are 18 years and older and interested in receiving a single dose of viral vector vaccine can book an appointment through 811.
  • Due to limited supply, the Janssen vaccine will only be administered at Alberta Health Services clinics at selected locations and dates throughout the province, the province said in a press release.
  • From November 8, several Albertans are eligible for one third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents 70 years and older, as well as residents of First Nations, Métis and Inuit 18 years and older, can access the booster shots.
  • Third doses will also be available to frontline healthcare professionals. Doses should be booked for a period of at least six months after the second dose.
  • From October 25, Albertans aged 12 and over will be provided proof of full vaccination – two COVID-19 vaccine doses – to access restaurants, movies, sporting events and other businesses throughout the province operating under the province’s restriction program.
  • On November 15, Calgary City Council voted unanimously in favor extension of the city’s mandatory vaccination policy for staff to include civic members appointed to boards, commissions and committees.
  • That City of Calgary’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy entered into force on 1 November. This requires that all employees in the municipality be vaccinated against COVID-19, whether they work in the office, at home or elsewhere. On Monday, November 15, it said 92 percent of its staff are fully or partially vaccinated.
  • The city says employees who are not fully vaccinated should participate in a rapid testing program and a mandatory training program on the effectiveness and safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • From 1 December, those who have not been vaccinated must continue to participate in the rapid testing program at their own time and at their own expense.
  • Alberta public employees will soon be required to present evidence of COVID-19 vaccination. The policy, approved by the province’s COVID-19 Cabinet Committee, will affect 25,500 provincial staff, all of whom must submit proof of full vaccination. before 30 Nov.
  • AHS extended a deadline for staff, medical and midwifery staff, students, volunteers and contracted healthcare providers to comply with its mandatory vaccination policy until 30 November.

The latest on surgeries, hospitals, mask statutes and more:

  • Support persons who are symptomatic of or diagnosed with COVID-19 will no longer be able to accompany maternity patients into hospitals.
  • Alberta Health had previously allowed designated support staff who were COVID-19 positive or symptomatic into hospitals with maternity patients. They revoked the order after ruling with Alberta Health Services that health facilities could not provide the additional protection required.
  • AHS has started managing one new monoclonal antibody treatment which was recently approved by Health Canada, Hinshaw said on November 9th.
  • Sotrovimab is a new drug developed to treat patients with COVID-19 who have mild to moderate symptoms.
  • It is first treatment to be offered to outpatients in Alberta.

See which regions are hardest hit:

Here is latest detailed regional breakdown of active cases, as reported by the province on Thursday:

  • Edmonton zone: 1,119.
  • Calgary zone: 1,880 th most common
  • Nordzone: 837.
  • Central zone: 712.
  • South Zone: 413.
  • Unknown: 8.

Here are the latest Alberta COVID-19 stories:

With files from The Canadian Press

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