Alberta's active COVID-19 cases below 900 for the first time since July 2020

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The number of active COVID-19 cases in Alberta continue to decline, sitting below 900 for the first time since about this time last year.

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According to data released Monday, the province has 831 active COVID-19 cases, more than half of which are in the Calgary zone. The Edmonton zone reported 132 active cases. The data shows 42 new cases recorded on Friday, 53 recorded on Saturday and 44 on Sunday.

The 12,399 COVID-19 tests completed over those three days means the province’s positivity rate for that period was about one per cent.

The last time Alberta’s active case number was below 900 was on July 16, 2020, when there were 856 active cases. This latest decline comes after active cases dipped below 1,000 for the first time in almost one year on Friday.

As of the end of the day on Sunday, 4,578,868 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in Alberta. Approximately 73.4 per cent of Albertans 12 or older have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 48.4 per cent of the population are fully vaccinated.

The province reported two new deaths on Monday, bringing the total provincial death toll from COVID-19 to 2,303. There are 136 people in hospital with COVID-19 including 32 in intensive care.

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