Alberta’s active COVID-19 cases now stand at 13,608.
There are 569 people hospitalized with COVID-19, of which 161 are being treated in intensive care. Hospitalizations decreased slightly from Sunday, when a total of 581 people were treated, including 162 in intensive care.
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The new cases on Monday came after the completion of 5,085 tests, bringing the province’s positivity rate to about 8.8%.
All of the deaths reported to Alberta Health in the past 24 hours included comorbidities.
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Two of the deaths occurred in the Calgary area: a woman in her twenties and a man in her fifties.
A man in his sixties and a man in his sixties died in the North Zone. A woman in her 60s has died in the Edmonton area. An 80-year-old man and a 90-year-old man died in the central area.
Alberta’s death toll from COVID-19 has now reached 2,183.
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As of May 23, Alberta has administered 2,532,143 doses of COVID-19 vaccine and 353,292 Albertans are fully immunized with two doses.
So far, about 7.9% of the population is fully vaccinated and 48.7% of Albertans have received a dose of the vaccine.
Monday’s COVID-19 data was released online and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Deena Hinshaw tweeted that she would provide another in-person update later this week.
On Tuesday, students across the province will resume in-person learning, with the exception of those enrolled in schools in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
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The decision to return to class was made by the Minister of Education last week. At the time, Adriana LaGrange said that since COVID-19 cases in the RMWB have not declined as quickly as in other regions, students will continue to learn online for an additional week. The target date for students in this region to return to class is May 31.
The premier hinted that the plan to ease restrictions in Alberta was underway.
Taking to Twitter to wish people a Happy Victoria Day, Premier Jason Kenney said the government would have “exciting news this week on the great Alberta summer ahead.”
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