Public health reported a fatality and the 23 new infections, the lowest daily average in a year. The fatality involved a person in her 80s and a resident of North Zone, who passed away late November. She has been included the overall death toll. Often, there is some delay in reporting a death related to COVID-19 in Alberta.
The overall number of deaths still stands at 2307, but another death was uncovered post-mortem, and isn’t linked to COVID-19.
In the meantime, public health reported 23 infections Thursday. This is the lowest single day average since health officials reported 22 infections on the 6th of June, 2020.
Alberta’s lab detected 69 infections of variants of concern, which placed the overall count at 446.
Active infections continue to decline and now stand at 697, which also the lowest the province has seen since the 12th of June, 2020.
Hospitalization rates have also reduced by 7 since last Wednesday. About 133 persons have been treated for the virus, including some 32 who were sent to intensive care.
Public health tested 5897 persons last Wednesday. They reported a 0.88 percent positivity rate.
The province issued another 42627 doses as of last Wednesday. Based on the last update, about 73.7 percent of all eligible persons have been immunized with at least a jab, while approximately 52 percent have had both.