The number of active COVID-19 cases in Alberta increases by 284 over the weekend, R-value to 1.48 – .

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The number of active COVID-19 cases in Alberta increases by 284 over the weekend, R-value to 1.48 – .


The number of active COVID-19 cases in Alberta once again surpassed the 1,000 mark, from 799 on Friday to 1,083 on Monday.

On Monday, Alberta Health reported that the R-value of the coronavirus in Alberta was 1.48 in the province from July 19 to 25.

An R value of less than 1 means the transmission rate was decreasing for a specific period of time, while an R value of 1 or more means it was increasing.

The Calgary area had an R-value of 1.50 over the same period while the Edmonton area had an R-value of 1.37.

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Among the active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, the Calgary area has more than any other area with 654. The Edmonton area has 203, the south area has 85, the north area has 83, the area Central has 53 and five cases have not been linked to a particular area.

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While no new coronavirus deaths have been announced in Alberta since Friday, the province added 387 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend: 151 on July 23, 142 on July 24 and 94 on July 25 .

The number of people in Alberta hospitals – and intensive care units – due to the disease declined slightly over the weekend. Hospitalizations fell from 84 Friday to 83 Monday while the number of people in ICU rose from 26 Friday to 21 Monday.

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Dr Deena Hinshaw, the province’s chief medical officer of health, tweeted Monday that 75.4% of eligible Albertans have now received their first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and 63.4% have now received two doses.

“Thank you for doing your part to protect yourself and your loved ones,” she tweeted.

Since the start of the pandemic, 2,322 people in Alberta have lost their lives to COVID-19.

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