Alberta reports 407 new cases of COVID-19 as hospitalizations continue to rise – .

Alberta reports 407 new cases of COVID-19 as hospitalizations continue to rise – .

Alberta public health officials on Tuesday reported 407 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths.
A total of 2,336 Albertans have now died of the disease.

Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw tweeted that 74 percent of new cases were unvaccinated, 9 percent partially vaccinated and 17 percent fully vaccinated.

Tuesday’s update saw hospitalizations increased from 15 to 176, including 44 patients in intensive care.

Hinshaw noted on his Twitter that of those admitted to regular hospital beds, 77.3% were unvaccinated and 8.4% partially vaccinated.

Among those in intensive care, 88.6 percent were not vaccinated and 4.5 percent were partially vaccinated.

The number of known active cases now stands at 5,627, an increase of 273 since Monday’s update.

Here is how active cases are distributed across the province:

  • Calgary area: 2,016
  • Zone d’Edmonton : 1 549
  • North zone: 814
  • South zone: 810
  • Central areas: 428
  • Unknown: 10

Meanwhile, 618 more cases of the coronavirus variants of concern have been identified in Alberta. The total of known active variant cases stands at 4,855 – or about 86% of all known active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta.

Since early July, the highly infectious delta variant has made up most of the variant cases of concern detected in the province.

5,475 more COVID-19 tests were performed on Monday. The province’s test positivity rate is 7.51 percent.

There were 7,753 additional doses of vaccine given on Monday.

About 77 percent of Albertans aged 12 and over have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine; 68 percent received two doses.


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