Fourth consecutive day Alberta sees fewer than 100 new COVID-19 cases

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Alberta reported 73 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the fourth day in a row fewer than 100 new cases were discovered provincewide.

Active cases and the number of people with serious complications from the disease are still dropping. Of the total 1,580 active COVID-19 cases in Alberta, there were 246 in the Edmonton Zone and 814 in the Calgary Zone. The last time active cases were this low was the end of September.

By Thursday, 190 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 including 50 in ICU. One more person has died from COVID-19, a man in his 70s in the Calgary Zone.

Most of Alberta’s active cases are variants of concern: 1,104 cases, or almost 70 per cent. The Alpha variant, first identified in the U.K., is the dominant strain in Alberta.

As of Thursday, 71.1 per cent of Albertans 12 and up had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 33 per cent were fully vaccinated.

More to come…

lboothby@postmedia.com

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