As of Friday, Alberta has registered 2,181 new cases of the disease. As of Friday, 783 new cases were reported, 791 cases were identified on Saturday and 607 cases were reported on Sunday.
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The province currently has 12,302 active cases of COVID-19, down slightly from 12,978 active cases as of Friday.
Of the active cases, 3,104 are in the Calgary area, 2,913 are in the Edmonton area, 2,576 are in the North area, 2,393 are in the Central area, 1,300 are in the South area and 16 are not. are not linked to any specific area.
There are now 981 people hospitalized with COVID-19, up from 1,000 patients hospitalized on Friday afternoon. Intensive care admissions due to COVID-19 fell from 229 patients on Friday to 225 patients on Monday.
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Among out-of-hospital intensive care patients, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health said 72.5% are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. Of the 225 people in intensive care, 90.6 percent are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, according to Dr Deena Hinshaw.
In total, there are 295 intensive care patients across Alberta, including patients with and without COVID-19.
Overall, Alberta Health Services said the number of intensive care patients in the province has increased 1.4 percent in the past seven days. AHS pointed out that critical care capacity is constantly fluctuating.
Provincially, intensive care capacity is 78%. Without additional spaces, the provincial intensive care capacity would be 170%.
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In the past three days, 30 COVID-related deaths have been reported to Alberta Health, bringing the death toll in the province to 2,976.
Eleven of the deaths were reported in the South Zone: two men in their 60s with no known pre-existing conditions, plus one man in his 70s, two men in his 80s, two women in their 80s, three men in their 90s. years. and a woman in her 90s, all with pre-existing conditions.
Ten deaths occurred in the Center zone: a man in his sixties and a woman in her sixties with no known pre-existing pathology, as well as a woman in her forties, two women in her sixties, two men in their sixties, two men in their 80 years old and a woman in her 80s with pre-existing conditions.
Four deaths have been reported in the Edmonton area: a man in his 80s with no known pre-existing condition, as well as a woman in her 60s, a man in her 70s and a woman in her 90s with pre-existing conditions.
Three deaths have occurred in the North Zone: a 70-year-old man with no known pre-existing condition, as well as a man in his 30s and an 80-year-old woman with pre-existing conditions.
Two deaths have been reported in the Calgary area: a woman in her 60s and a woman in her 80s, both with pre-existing conditions.
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Of Alberta’s eligible population aged 12 and older, 86 percent have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 77.4 percent are fully immunized with two doses.
Earlier Monday, Pfizer formally asked Health Canada to approve the first COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11.
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As soon as the regulator gives the green light, suppliers will be able to begin offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children, although new doses for children may have to be purchased.
Doses are about a third of the size given to adults and adolescents 12 years and older.
With files from The Canadian Press.
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