The daily number of new cases was the lowest since August 9 last year, when there were 45. Two other deaths have been reported to Alberta Health. Two men – one in his 50s and another in his 80s – died Sunday, both in the Calgary zone. As of Monday’s update, 2,292 people have died from COVID-19 in Alberta.
Alberta had 2,003 active cases of the disease on Sunday, the province reported.
In the past 24 hours, 2,833 tests have been performed, with a positivity rate of 1.8%.
By late Sunday, 3,804,700 doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in Alberta.
About 70.7 percent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 29.2 percent are fully immunized with two doses.
Reserve that second dose, urges Hinshaw
Albertans are urged to reserve their first or second dose of vaccine as soon as possible.
The province’s current inventory includes more than 453,000 doses of Pfizer and Moderna, the two approved mRNA vaccines, Alberta Health spokesman Tom McMillan said on Monday in an emailed statement.
Almost 360,000 doses of mRNA are set aside for administration over the next seven days – over 123,000 doses of Pfizer and 330,000 of Moderna.
The province expects to receive fewer doses of Pfizer in the coming weeks than it had anticipated. But an increase in shipments from Moderna means Alberta will see an overall increase in the supply of mRNA vaccines in July, McMillan said.
“For the next few weeks, we expect 266,000 doses of Pfizer less than expected, but this is more than offset by an increase of 434,000 doses of Moderna compared to last week’s shipment,” he said. declared. “Overall, we expect more doses of mRNA, not less. “
All current reservations will proceed as reserved. No one will be traded or given a different vaccine without their knowledge, McMillan said.
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization says Pfizer and Moderna can be used interchangeably for second doses and Alberta is following that approach, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Monday.
The province’s chief medical officer of health said Albertans looking for a second dose should make the first available appointment, with either vaccine.
“They’re not the same but extremely similar and it’s perfectly okay to get a dose of each,” Hinshaw said on Twitter.
I want to remind all Albertans that you should make the first possible vaccine appointment for the first or second dose, whether it is Pfizer or Moderna. (1/7)
“In fact, there is some evidence to suggest that it may actually boost your immune response. “
Appointments for mRNA vaccines are available at pharmacies and clinics.
“The sooner you are fully immunized with two doses, the safer you and those around you,” Hinshaw said.
“Protect yourself and others as soon as possible. “
Here is how the current active cases are distributed across the province:
- Calgary area: 954
- Zone d’Edmonton : 370
- Central zones: 205
- North Zone: 397
- Unknown 2
The reproduction value, or R-value, from June 14 to 20 was 0.75, with a confidence interval between 0.70 and 0.80.
In the Edmonton area, the R-value was 0.57 (0.48-0.68) compared to 0.86 (0.78-0.94) in Calgary and 0.70 (0.62- 0.78) in the rest of Alberta.
As of Sunday, 227,124 Albertans recovered from COVID-19.