Overall, active cases, hospitalizations, and intensive care admissions due to COVID-19 continue to decline in Alberta.
Since Friday, Alberta has registered 2,181 new cases of the disease. 783 new cases were reported on Friday, 791 cases were identified on Saturday, and 607 cases were reported on Sunday.
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The province currently sits at 12,302 active COVID-19 cases, slightly down from 12,978 active cases on Friday.
Of the active cases, 3,104 are in the Calgary area, 2,913 are in the Edmonton area, 2,576 are in the north area, 2,393 are in the central area, 1,300 are in the southern area, and 16 are not linked to any specific area. .
There are now 981 people hospitalized with COVID-19, up from 1,000 hospitalized patients on Friday afternoon. Admissions to the ICU due to COVID-19 have dropped from 229 patients on Friday to 225 patients on Monday.
Of the non-ICU patients at the hospital, Alberta’s chief medical officer for health said 72.5 percent are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. Of the 225 people in the ICU, 90.6 percent are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, according to Dr. Deena Hinshaw.
In total, there are 295 intensive care patients in Alberta, including patients with and without COVID-19.
Overall, Alberta Health Services said the number of ICU patients in the province has increased by 1.4 percent in the past seven days. AHS noted that the ICU’s capacity fluctuates constantly.
At the provincial level, the ICU’s capacity is 78%. Without additional emergency spaces, the capacity of the provincial ICU would be 170%.
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In the past three days, 30 COVID-related deaths have been reported to Alberta Health, bringing the death toll in the province to 2,976.
Eleven of the deaths occurred in the southern zone: two 60-year-old men with no known pre-existing conditions, as well as a 70-year-old man, two 80-year-old men, two 80-year-old women, three 90-year-old men. and a woman in her 90s, all with pre-existing conditions.
Ten deaths occurred in the central area: a 60-year-old man and an 80-year-old woman with no known pre-existing conditions, as well as a 40-year-old woman, two 70-year-old women, two 70-year-old men, two men. in her 80s and a woman in her 80s with pre-existing conditions.
Four deaths were reported in the Edmonton area: a man in his 80s with no known pre-existing conditions, as well as a 60-year-old woman, a 70-year-old man and a 90-year-old woman with pre-existing conditions.
Three deaths occurred in the northern area: a man in his 70s with no known pre-existing conditions, as well as a man in his 30s and a woman in his 80s with pre-existing conditions.
Two deaths were reported in the Calgary area: a 60-year-old woman and an 80-year-old woman, both with pre-existing conditions.
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Of Alberta’s eligible population ages 12 and older, 86 percent have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 77.4 percent are fully vaccinated with two doses.
Earlier Monday, Pfizer officially asked Health Canada to approve the first COVID-19 vaccine for children ages five to 11.
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As soon as the regulator gives the green light, providers will be able to begin offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children, although new doses may need to be purchased for children.
Doses are about one-third the size given to adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older.
With files from The Canadian Press.
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