Three-Quarter of the Eligible Albertan Population Has Had At Least One Dose of the Covid-19 Vaccine


Alberta achieved a major milestone in the vaccination campaign that was held on Thursday. Meanwhile, the public health officials reported that two more people had died due to Covid-19 on that day. 

Unfortunately, they also recorded the highest number of single-day infections there’s been since the past few weeks. 

Based on the data collected by Alberta Health, up to 75% of individuals aged 12 years and older have received one or more doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. Another 61.3% of residents have received two doses. 

This brings the total number of residents who’ve gotten one or more doses to 2,822,412. 

Nonetheless, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health, said that she wasn’t content with these recent statistics. This is because one-quarter of Albertans who qualify to receive the vaccine are yet to get vaccinated.  

With the two Covid-19 deaths reported onThursday, the total number of individuals who have died from the virus sums up to 2,320. 

Both of the deaths that occurred on Thursday were females. One of the women was a resident of the Central Area; she was in her 70s. The other resided in the South Zone and she was in the 80s age-bracket.

On Thursday, 106 new Covid-19 cases were reported. This is the highest increment the province has seen in weeks. The number of active cases also rose sharply to reach 676 from the 649 figure that had been reported on Wednesday. 

Here’s a brief breakdown of the number of active cases:

  • Calgary area – 392
  • Edmonton area – 137
  • North area – 68
  • South area – 40
  • Central area – 39

In the meantime, Alberta labs recognized 76 cases that related to Covid-19 variants of concern. 65 of these were of the delta variant. Currently, there are about 393 identified cases of active variants across the province.

On a more positive note, the number of individuals receiving treatment at hospitals due to Covid-19 has continued to drop. By Thursday, only 95 of those hospitalized were receiving care for the virus, and this included 26 patients who were under intensive care. 

The test positivity rate in Alberta now stands at 1.43%. 


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