Red Deer drops below 200 active COVID cases

07 Juin, 2021, 12:28 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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The numbers were reported Saturday in a limited update on the province's COVID-19 website.

The province's seven-day rolling average of daily cases is 309.

There are 360 Albertans now in hospital with COVID-19, down 13 from Saturday, while 96 of those patients are in ICU, down nine from Saturday.

In Alberta this week almost 65 per cent of the population has received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

As of June 4, more than 66 per cent of Albertans eligible to get the jab have had one shot - 3,013,555 doses in total - from Alberta Health Services, a pharmacy, or a doctor's office.

It says they allow the lifting of all restrictions in early July while other provinces, including British Columbia and Ontario, won't reach that milestone until September. "As more Albertans continue to step up and get vaccinated, we can all look forward to brighter days ahead". "This is a testament to the commitment each Albertan has to putting this pandemic behind us", he said.

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Alberta reported another 293 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as the province administered over 3 million vaccine doses.

Alberta has 5,071 active cases and a positivity rate of 4.4 per cent. The province recently restarted testing positive COVID-19 cases for variant strains.

Total active cases dropped 187, down to 4,884.

The Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association warns that Alberta's "Open for Summer" phases are rushed.

In Sherwood Park, Chartwell Emerald Hills' assisted living also has an outbreak.

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