COVID-19: Hinshaw to provide update Tuesday afternoon


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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw will provide an update on COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon.

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Dr. Hinshaw is scheduled to appear at 4 p.m.

On Monday it was announced that Alberta had recorded 1,592 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday.

There were 709 cases reported on Friday, 515 on Saturday and 368 cases on Sunday.

Across the province, there are 9,481 active cases, down from 10,037 on Friday. The last time Alberta had fewer than 10,000 active cases was on Aug. 26 when there were 9,655.

There are currently 821 people in hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of 68 since Friday, 182 of those patients are in intensive care units, a decrease of nine.

Of those currently hospitalized, 74.15 per cent are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 24.85 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Twenty-five more deaths raised the provincial death toll to 3,051.

Of the Albertans aged 12 and older who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, 86.6 per cent have received at least one dose while 78.9 per cent are fully vaccinated with two doses.

Out of Alberta’s total population, 73.7 per cent have received at least one dose and 67.1 per cent are fully vaccinated.

-With files from Anna Junker