COVID-19: Cases and hospitalizations falling in Alberta; five more dead

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Alberta’s efforts to drive down a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections is seeing steady progress as the number of cases and hospitalizations continue to decline.

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On Wednesday, the province reported 484 new cases of COVID-19, which brings the number of active cases in Alberta to 6,008 – 84 fewer than the day before.

The latest figures report 582 patients hospitalized with the disease — 26 fewer than the day before — while the number of people in intensive care also declined from 128 to 125.

The downward trend in COVID-19 hospitalizations was consistent across the Edmonton, Calgary,  Central and North zones.

The South zone remained steady at 63 cases but saw two additional intensive care patients, bringing the total in that zone to 17. The number of intensive care patients reported in Calgary remains steady at 29.

Five more people died from COVID-19, brining the provincial death toll to 3,164.

As of Tuesday, the province has administered more than 6.66 million doses of vaccine, with 74.5 per cent of the population partially vaccinated and 69.3 per cent fully vaccinated.

More to come…

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