Alberta surpasses 3,000 deaths from COVID-19 – .

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Alberta took another grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday as the province surpassed more than 3,000 COVID-related deaths.
The province reported 786 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and 18 new deaths, bringing the total number of Albertans who have died from COVID-19 to 3,006.

This is the third highest total of any province, behind only Ontario, with 9,823 deaths on Wednesday, and Quebec, with 11,455.

More than 28,600 Canadians have died from COVID-19 during the pandemic.

In Alberta, people whose COVID-19 was a contributing cause of death ranged from 18 to 107 years old.

The deaths announced on Wednesday occurred in all regions of the province and ranged between 30 and 90 years.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, said on Twitter that about 72% of the 18 new deaths were unvaccinated.

The 786 new cases were detected through 12,114 tests with a positivity rate of around 6.7% – below the seven-day average of 7.28%.

Active cases of COVID-19 have fallen to 10,824 across the province. Here is the regional distribution of active cases:

  • Calgary area: 2,773
  • Zone d’Edmonton : 2 603
  • North Zone: 2,289
  • Central areas: 2,011
  • South zone: 1,136
  • Unknown: 12

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 fell on Wednesday but remain high. There are currently 928 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 203 in intensive care units. Of the 203 patients in intensive care, 90.1% are not vaccinated or are partially vaccinated.

As of the province’s last update, about 86.2% of the province’s eligible population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 77.9 have received both.

About 66.2% of the province’s overall population have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.


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