COVID-19: Alberta records 150 new cases Thursday

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Alberta reported 150 new cases of COVID-19 across the province on Thursday and two more people have died from the disease, provincial data shows.

New COVID-19 cases have remained low in the past few weeks. About 2.4 per cent of the 6,044 COVID-19 tests in the last day were positive. Falling numbers of new COVID-19 cases, active cases, and fewer hospitalizations have come as more people across the province have been getting vaccinated, though uptake for first doses has recently slowed.

The province expects to reach the threshold of 70 per cent of Albertans age 12 and older with one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Friday. As of Wednesday, 69.7 per cent of eligible people had one dose. Thursday’s numbers have yet to be updated.

There were 2,471 active cases across Alberta including 535 in Edmonton Zone and 1,078 in Calgary Zone on Thursday. Alberta’s COVID-19 hospitalizations declined to 242 including 58 in intensive care. 

Two more people have died from COVID-19, both in their seventies — a man in Central Zone and a woman in South Zone.

More to come…

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