Alberta reports 81 new cases of COVID-19, hospitalizations declining

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Alberta reported 81 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday as hospitalizations continue to decline.

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Over the last 24 hours, 6,479 tests for the virus were completed, for a positivity rate of 1.2 per cent. There are currently 649 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, an increase of 43 from Tuesday.

There are 95 people hospitalized with COVID-19, a decrease of three from Tuesday. Of those, 27 are in intensive care units, which remains unchanged.

No new deaths were reported, and the provincial death toll stands at 2,318.

In the Edmonton Zone, which includes the city of Edmonton and surrounding municipalities, there are 128 active cases, an increase of 11. The city of Edmonton has 104 active cases, an increase of eight.

Sixty-one new cases of COVID-19 variants of concern were identified on Wednesday. Fifty-four of the new cases are the Delta variant and seven are the Alpha variant.

As of end-of-day Tuesday, 5,100,111 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta, an increase of more than 21,000.

Of Albertans aged 12 and older who are eligible for the vaccine, 74.9 per cent have received at least one dose, an increase of 0.1 per cent from the previous day. Currently of eligible Albertans, 60.7 per cent are fully vaccinated with two doses.

More to come. 

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