Alberta Reports 387 COVID-19 Cases, Kenney to Give Update on ‘Open for Summer’ Wednesday –

1,799 new cases as province sets ICU record for fourth consecutive day – fr

EDMONTON – Alberta added fewer than 500 new cases of COVID-19 for the second consecutive time as the province reported 387 new infections on Tuesday.

Nine other Albertans, aged 40 to 80, are also believed to have died on Tuesday. There have now been 2,192 deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta since the start of the pandemic.

Active cases fell for a 15th day in a row, to 12,078, roughly where the number of active cases was towards the end of the first week of April.

There are 565 COVID-19 patients in hospitals, including 158 in intensive care units.

The province reported a 9.85% positivity test on Tuesday based on 3,998 tests.

“The numbers show that our collective efforts are making a difference,” said Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health.

“We have seen a steady decline in the number of new cases across the province, which is also helping to reduce the number of active cases. “

“It’s yet another reminder that our actions are important and that, collectively, we have the power to bend the curve and get us through this third wave. “

Nearly 2.2 million Albertans, or about 49.2% of the population, have now received at least a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and more than 354,000 are fully vaccinated.

Premier Jason Kenney, Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Employment, Economy and Innovation Minister Doug Schweitzer will provide an update on COVID-19 and “open for summer” Wednesday at 11:30 am


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