The latest news on vaccines:
- Alberta offers $ 3 million in lottery winnings to encourage more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Three million dollar prizes will be offered to Albertans aged 18 and over who have received at least one dose. To register, eligible Albertans must complete their information at alberta.ca/lottery.
- Albertans who received their first doses of COVID-19 vaccine as late as April can start reserve their second shots immediately, Premier Jason Kenney announced Thursday.
- 68.8 percent of Albertans aged 12 and over received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 20.8 percent have received two doses.
- Albertans vaccinated in May are currently scheduled to start reserving their second dose from June 28. The province says it will continue to accelerate the deployment of the second dose if supply permits.
- Dr Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, said the delta variant, first identified in India and causing a wave of new cases in the UK, accounted for around five percent of the total number of new variants found in the province. Last week.
- Hinshaw said vaccine bookings have slowed due to various factors.
- 767 586 Albertans are fully immune (two doses).
- Alberta has now administered 3 384 026 doses COVID-19 vaccine, including Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna et AstraZeneca-Oxford.
- The province allows those who received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for their first dose to get Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for the second, or they can receive another AstraZeneca vaccine.
- AHS is offering first-dose, walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics over a two-day period at the Genesis Center, June 15-16.
- A mobile vaccination clinic led by Siksika Health Services began offering vaccines on June 8 to marginalized people, temporary foreign workers, and people who are homeless or living in supportive facilities.
- AHS has opened a driving vaccination clinic in Calgary. The clinic, located at 911 32 Ave. NE, is by appointment only. It will operate from 8:20 am to 9:20 pm seven days a week, with a capacity of 1,000 appointments per day. A maximum of four people in each vehicle can be immunized, but all will require booked appointments.
The latest information on restrictions and reopens:
- Many of Alberta’s COVID-19 public health restrictions were lifted Thursday as the province entered step 2 of a three-step plan that Alberta Premier Jason Kenney hopes will reopen the province by the summer.
- Stage 2 required 60% of people 12 years and older to have received at least one vaccine injection and less than 500 infected patients in hospitals.
- Entertainment venues, including cinemas, casinos and museums, are allowed to reopen to one-third of their capacity.
- Restaurants can accommodate diners indoors rather than just on the patios, and private social gatherings outside can accommodate up to 20 people.
- There are no more restrictions on youth and adult sports.
- Up to 150 people are allowed to outdoor public events, and grandstands for sports and other entertainment may open to one-third of their capacity.
- Masking and distancing the requirements are still in place.
- Step 3, which would lift the ban on indoor gatherings, should take place two weeks later 70 percent of eligible beneficiaries received at least one dose of vaccine and hospitalization rates continue to decline.
- He would still understand isolation requirements for confirmed cases of COVID-19 and certain protective measures in continuing care facilities.
- On June 11, Ottawa announced that athletes and staff attending the Calgary Stampede rodeo have been granted an exemption from federal travel restrictions.
- A full list of current restrictions is available on the province’s website.
- Albertans can follow the progress of immunization in the province at alberta.ca.
The latest COVID-19 figures:
- Alberta’s positivity rate is 3.5 percent.
- The province reports its lowest number of active cases COVID-19 since October – about 3 089 active infections in the province, up from more than 20,000 a month earlier, when Alberta imposed tighter public health restrictions.
- Province reported 115 new cases and one more death Monday.
- There was 270 people hospitalized in Alberta – a decrease of two from the previous day. From these, 73 were in intensive care units.
- Provincial laboratories completed 3,315 tests in the last 24 hours.
- There has now been 2 270 COVID deaths, while 225,219 Albertans are considered to have recovered from COVID-19.
- The last R-value has been 0,76, which means that the virus spreads to less than one person for each confirmed case. This number has increased over the past two weeks.
- Since June 14, there are COVID-19 outbreaks in these AHS and Covenant Health acute care facilities:
- North Zone: Athabasca Health Center, Bonnyville Health Center, Queen Elizabeth II Regional Hospital.
- Edmonton area: University of Alberta Hospital (two units in case of outbreak).
- Central area: Killam Health Center.
- Calgary area: Foothills Medical Center (three units in case of outbreak), South Health Campus.
- Three units at Foothills Medical Center in Calgary face rapid spreading COVID-19 outbreaks delta variant, or B.1.617.2.
- Eleven people in these Foothills hospital outbreaks who are confirmed to have contracted the delta variant were fully vaccinated before contracting the disease, said Alberta Health Services.
- A total of 22 patients and seven healthcare workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in the affected units, according to Alberta Health Services.
(Note that the last daily number of new cases in the table above will usually vary slevery day, net new cases are announced by Alberta Health. To learn more about why, click here.)
Find out which regions are hardest hit:
here is detailed regional breakdown active cases as reported by the province on Monday.
- Calgary area: 1 283.
- Zone d’Edmonton : 750.
- Central areas: 366.
- south zone: 118.
- North Zone: 570.
- Unknown: 2.
You can see active cases by local health zone on the following interactive map. Scroll, zoom and click on the map for more information:
How Alberta Compares to Other Provinces and Territories:
Find out which neighborhoods or communities have the most cases, how badly people of different ages have been affected, the ages of those hospitalized, how Alberta compares to other provinces and more in: Here are the latest COVID-19 statistics for Alberta – and what they mean.