Alberta Registers 1470 Infections Over The Weekend, Active Cases At 5000

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Alberta reported 1470 new infections Monday from tests done between Friday and Sunday.

Active case now stands at 5354, a rise of 916 over the figures reported last Friday. The last time Alberta had more than 5000 cases was the 4th of June, as figures were on the decline.

In addition, the province reported 1215 active cases of variants of concern. Currently, Alberta has 4354 cases of variants of concern, approximately 81 percent of the overall COVID-19 caseload.

Since the start of July, the Delta variant has constituted a large percentage of the infection rate across the province.

About 161 persons are receiving treatment for COVID-19 according to Monday’s press briefing, which is 9 more than in the last update. Of these, 43 are receiving intensive care.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer, noted that of those who are admitted to the regular wing in hospitals, 76.3 percent have not immunized, while 7.5 percent have had just the first dose.

Of the persons in the ICU, 90.7 percent have not had a single jab, while 4.7 percent have had one jab.

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