Alberta reported 1,263 new Kovid-19 cases on Wednesday — more than double the number of positive cases identified a day earlier — and 26 deaths, including two men aged 20 and 30.
The jump in new cases is an alarming reminder issued by government and health officials this week that new cases cannot be drowned out as evidence that the fourth wave is under control.
Of the 15,400 tests performed in the previous 24 hours, new cases were discovered. Positivity rate was 8.27%.
The total number of active cases in Alberta is 18,912, a decrease from the previous day. Similarly, the number of hospitalizations also declined: 1,083 Albertans were hospitalized with Kovid-19, including 252 in intensive care.
At a news conference this week, Alberta Premier Jason Kenny and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Along with Dina Hinshaw, she appealed to the Albertans to abide by current restrictions on social gatherings and to try to reduce contact with other people during the upcoming Thanksgiving. Weekend.
“The fact that we have made some progress in avoiding the worst case scenario and looking at some encouraging modest trends in the right direction does not imply that we are out of the woods,” Kenney said at a news conference.
While most of the 26 new deaths occurred in Albertans aged 60 and older, the new deaths include a 20-year-old Calgary man and a 30-year-old Edmonton man.
In all, 2,804 Albertans have died of COVID-19 since the epidemic began.
Here’s how active cases are spatially divided:
- Edmonton Zone: 4,455
- Calgary Zone: 4,629
- North Zone: 3,801
- Central Zone: 3,955
- South Zone: 2,054
- Unknown: 18
Currently, 75.2 percent of eligible Albertans are fully vaccinated with two vaccine doses, while 84.6 percent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose. A total of 64 percent of Alberta’s total population is vaccinated.