COVID-19: Fewer than 100 daily cases for over a week in Alberta, 31 reported Monday

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With just 31 new cases reported Monday, Alberta has seen fewer than 100 daily cases of COVID-19 every day for more than a week.

Health workers found 31 cases on Sunday, 33 on Saturday, 64 on Friday and 81 on Thursday – continuing the streak that began last Monday. The latest COVID-19 data shows new cases discovered, active and serious cases needing hospitalizations, are all continuing to drop across the province.

Province-wide there were 1,261 active cases, with 195 of these in the Edmonton Zone and 682 in the Calgary Zone. By Monday, 179 people were hospitalized for COVID-19. Of these, 39 people were in ICU.

Of Albertans 12 and up, 71.7 per cent have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, up only 0.4 per cent since Thursday. But the number of people vaccinated with two doses climbed by 4.3 per cent since Thursday to 38.6 per cent.

Two more people have died of COVID-19 since last Wednesday, Alberta Health spokesman Tom McMillan said in an email on Monday.

Meantime, Premier Jason Kenney announced two more prizes for the Open For Summer Lottery: a two-day luxury rail trip between Vancouver and Banff and a one-night stay at the Juniper Hotel.

The lottery is meant to encourage people to get vaccinated. Only people who have had COVID-19 vaccines can win prizes.

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