COVID-19: 231 new cases in Alberta, active cases drop below 5,000

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Another 231 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Alberta on Sunday as the province’s active cases dropped below 5,000 for the first time since mid-March.

The province’s recent trend of fewer than 300 cases in a single day continued through the weekend. No additional deaths were reported Sunday.

Active cases dropped to 4,884 Sunday, provincial data shows. The last time there were fewer than 5,000 active cases was March 17. Of these active cases, 1,315 are in the Edmonton Zone and 1,997 were in the Calgary Zone.

The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care also continued to decline.

ICU stays for COVID-19 dropped below 100 Sunday for the first time since April 17.

There were 5,337 tests completed of which about 4.3 per cent tested positive for the disease.

Alberta surpassed 3 million vaccinations on Saturday.

More to come…


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