Since the start of the pandemic, 2,123 Albertans have lost their lives to illness. Alberta labs performed 17,534 tests for COVID-19 on Tuesday, with a positivity rate of around 10.4%.
In hospitals across the province, 737 people are being treated for COVID-19 – an increase of 32 from the previous day. This number includes 169 patients in intensive care.
The deaths reported Wednesday included a woman in her 60s in the Edmonton area who died on April 20, a man in his 40s in the Calgary area who died on April 29, a woman in her 50s in the North Area who died on Monday, and a woman. in his sixties. in the central area, also died Monday.
The province is approaching the mark of two million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered. By the end of Tuesday, 1,975,341 doses had been administered, an increase of 28,337 from Monday’s total. Premier Jason Kenney said on Tuesday the province expected to hit the 2 million mark on Wednesday.
Although active cases declined slightly on Wednesday, Alberta continues to have the highest rate of active COVID-19 cases in Canada and the United States.
Here’s how Alberta’s active cases are distributed regionally:
- Calgary area: 11611
- Zone d’Edmonton: 5606
- North zone: 3675
- Central areas: 2742
- South zone: 1311
- Unknown: 17