COVID-19: Cases and Hospitalizations Falling in Alberta; five more dead

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Alberta’s efforts to reduce a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections are making steady progress as the number of cases and hospitalizations continues to decline.

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On Wednesday, the province reported 484 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the number of active cases in Alberta to 6,008, 84 less than the previous day.

The latest figures report 582 hospitalized patients with the disease, 26 fewer than the day before, while the number of people in intensive care also decreased from 128 to 125.

The downward trend in COVID-19 hospitalizations was consistent in the Edmonton, Calgary, Central and North areas.

The southern area was stable at 63 cases, but saw two additional intensive care patients, bringing the total in that area to 17. The number of reported intensive care patients in Calgary is stable at 29.

Five more people died from COVID-19, bringing the provincial death toll to 3,164.

As of Tuesday, the province has administered more than 6.66 million doses of vaccine, with 74.5 percent of the population partially vaccinated and 69.3 percent fully vaccinated.

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