2 COVID-19 Deaths, 412 New Cases Reported in Alberta on Friday | The Canadian News

Alberta confirmed 412 additional COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 5,293.

The province conducted 8,673 tests for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The positivity rate was not provided on the government site at press time.

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On Friday, 496 people received hospital care for COVID-19, with 93 of those people in the ICU.

Two additional COVID-19 deaths were reported to the province during the past 24 hours.

There have now been 3,211 deaths from COVID-19 in the province since the pandemic began.

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The Calgary area continued to have the most active COVID-19 cases with 1,829. There were 1,148 active cases in the Edmonton area, 840 in the central area, 441 in the southern area and 1,033 in the northern area.

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Two active cases were not attributed to a specific area.

As of Friday’s update, 88.2 percent of eligible Albertans ages 12 and older had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of the same group, 82.8% were fully vaccinated.

On Friday, Health Canada approved Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for use in children ages five to 11. Alberta Health Services urges parents to register their children for the vaccine as soon as possible.

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