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EDMONTON – Alberta has recorded 387 new cases in the past three days as the number of cases and test positivity continue to rise.

The province’s Monday report covered data for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Alberta has surpassed 60 new daily cases in the past seven straight days after doing so just once during the rest of July.

During this period, the seven-day moving average of test positivity rose to 1.80%, roughly where it was in the third week of June.

New daily cases and test positivity are considered leading indicators that indicate how the province’s COVID-19 status will change in the coming weeks.

Active cases rose to 1,083 in Monday’s report, the highest value since June 29.

Meanwhile, hospitalizations and deaths remain stable or declining, but both are seen as lagging indicators that stem from the increase in the number of cases and the positivity of tests.

There are 83 COVID-19 patients in the hospital including 21 in the intensive care units. No new deaths have been reported in the past three days, leaving the death toll in the province at 2,322.

Almost a month after removing virtually all public health restrictions, the number of COVID-19 cases in Alberta has started to rise after declining for weeks.

The province reported 173 new cases on Friday after removing dozens of December cases that were entered more than once by mistake. The increase is the largest since June 11.

The province has averaged about one COVID-19 death per day over the past week, with 19 Albertans having died from the coronavirus since July 1.

Data from previous waves indicates that hospitalizations start to increase about two weeks after the increase in cases. Deaths follow the same pattern about two weeks after the increase in hospitalizations.

The number of Albertans vaccinated against COVID-19 continues to grow although the rate has slowed considerably in recent weeks.

As of Monday, more than 75 percent of eligible Albertans have received a first dose and 63.4 percent have received a second dose.

Areas in the Edmonton and Calgary health zones continue to have the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the province, while 14 of the 20 areas with the lowest vaccination rates are in the province. northern health zone.

Alberta Health will then provide an update of the COVID-19 numbers on Tuesday afternoon.

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