The deaths included five people from the Calgary area: two women in their 60s, a woman in her 80s, a man in his 60s and a man in his 50s. All cases included comorbidities except for the man in his 50s.
The sixth death was a woman in her 60s in the Edmonton area whose case included co-morbidities.
The province identified 273 new cases of variants on Sunday.
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Alberta Health reported a slight drop in the number of Albertans in hospital and intensive care due to the virus the previous day, with 581 people in hospital and 162 of them in ICU on Sunday.
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Alberta has 14,533 active cases, 207,486 recoveries and 2,176 deaths.
As of Sunday, the Calgary area had 6,360 active cases, the Edmonton area had 3,562, the north area had 2,278, the central area had 1,573, and the south area had 753. There are seven cases. in unknown areas.
The positivity rate was 8% and 6,944 tests had been done in the previous 24 hours, according to Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw.
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As of May 22, the government said 2,506,919 doses had been administered, including 46,062 of those doses administered within the previous 24 hours. There are 351,541 Albertans who are fully immune.
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