COVID-19 hospitalizations rise as Alberta records 1,597 more cases – fr

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COVID-19 hospitalizations rise as Alberta records 1,597 more cases – fr


EDMONTON – Alberta has reported 1,597 new cases of COVID-19 as hospitalizations continue to rise.

Hospitalizations jumped Monday to 690 after being 668 Sunday and 661 Saturday.

As of Sunday, 158 people were in intensive care, representing a new high pandemic for intensive care admissions. That record was broken on Monday after three new admissions were reported.

The Calgary area is leading hospitalizations with 244 people while there are 240 people in hospital in the Edmonton area.

Ninety-six people were hospitalized in the northern zone, while the central and southern zones had 71 and 39, respectively.

Hospitalizations have skyrocketed in the North Zone after surpassing their second wave peaks.

The Edmonton area leads in intensive care admissions with 69 – surpassing its highest number of people in intensive care since Jan. 5 – while the Calgary area has 54.

The North zone has 15 people in intensive care, while the South and Central zones have 11 and 9 respectively.

Seven new deaths from COVID-19 were reported on Monday.

About 13,921 tests were performed, which corresponds to a positivity rate of about 11.5%.

Alberta only examined 406 samples for variants of concern. Of these, 388 were variant B.1.1.7 originally identified in the UK and 18 were cases of variant P.1 first identified in Brazil.

The province has a total of 25,438 active cases of COVID-19. Alberta crossed the threshold of 25,000 active cases on Saturday.

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Albertans over the age of 12 were able to start scheduling vaccine appointments on Monday. As of 3:30 p.m., more than 123,800 people had booked their vaccine appointments, Alberta Health Services (AHS) told CTV News Edmonton. AHS said 32,766 of them were for Albertans between the ages of 12 and 18.

As of Monday, 182,832 Albertans recovered from COVID-19.

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