Alberta Health confirms 644 new cases of COVID-19, 3 more deaths on Sunday

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197 variant cases identified in Alberta as COVID-19 hospitalizations, increased positivity rate


Alberta officials on Sunday confirmed 644 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths linked to the disease.
The dead were a man in her 60s in the Edmonton area, a woman in her 80s in the Calgary area and a woman in her 60s in the north area. All three cases included comorbidities, according to Alberta Health.

As of Sunday, the province had 7,698 active cases, 136,659 recoveries and 1,983 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

The Calgary area had 3,565 active cases, the Edmonton area had 1,734, the north area had 855, the south area had 815, the central area had 700, and 29 cases were in unknown areas.

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The province said 277 people were hospitalized due to COVID on Sunday, including 63 in intensive care.

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The 644 new cases came from 11,953 tests, giving a provincial positivity rate of 5.34%, according to Alberta Health.

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Alberta identified 235 new variant cases on March 27, with a total of 1,972 active variant cases, representing 25.6% of all active cases.

As of March 27, 594,723 doses of vaccine had been administered and 96,447 Albertans were fully immunized.









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