1,195 new cases reported as infections and hospitalizations start to decline – fr

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1,195 new cases reported as infections and hospitalizations start to decline – fr


EDMONTON – Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Alberta declined on Saturday after setting several records earlier this month.

In a limited update on Twitter, the province’s top doctor reported 686 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 – a decrease of 32 patients since Friday.

Hospitalizations have been declining daily since they rose to 741 patients on Wednesday. Saturday marked the biggest drop in the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 since that peak.

According to Dr Deena Hinshaw, 178 people are in intensive care – a new pandemic record for Alberta.

The province has performed more than 12,900 tests and reported 1,195 new COVID-19 infections.

May 8 was the last time Alberta reported more than 2,000 new cases per day.

The seven-day average of new cases is now 1,557.

Saturday marked the third day in a row that the provincial positivity rate declined. It’s 9.58%.

Three new deaths from COVID-19 were reported on Saturday, bringing the provincial total to 2,140.

The province has 22,993 active cases of COVID-19.

The Calgary area leads the province in active cases with 10,908 cases.

The Edmonton area has just under half of that number of active cases with 5,140, ​​while the North area has 3,382.

The central and southern areas have 2,398 and 1,152 cases, respectively.

There are 13 cases with areas of unknown origin.

The Edmonton area leads the province in ICU admissions with 74 ICU patients. The Calgary zone has 67 while the North zone has 16.

In terms of hospitalizations, the Calgary area leads the province with 254 people hospitalized. The Edmonton zone has 243 while the North and Central zones have 89 and 64, respectively.

About 192,688 people have recovered from COVID-19.

Over 2,080,000 doses of vaccine had been administered as of May 13 in Alberta.

Forty percent of Albertans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 7.3 percent of the population is fully immune.

INTERACTIVE: Vaccinations by age group (total and% pop for 1st, 2nd, total doses)

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