Alberta reports 349 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations drop below 400

Dec 3 2021, 11:01 pm

Alberta health officials reported 349 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday as active infections fell to 4,440.

There are currently 395 people in Alberta hospitals with COVID-19, a decrease of 24 individuals since Thursday’s count of 419. Hospitalizations include 78 people currently in intensive care.

Of those in hospital, 65.32% are unvaccinated, while 4.56% are partially vaccinated and 30.13% are fully vaccinated.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, shared an infographic on Twitter that showed a breakdown of total ICU patients by vaccine status.

As of December 1, a total of 6,927,839 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the province, with 88.9% of eligible Albertans over the age of 12 having received at least one dose of vaccine and 84.1% now fully immunized with two doses.

Dr. Hinshaw reminded Albertans on Twitter that those over 60 are now eligible to receive their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, given that it has been six months since their second shot.

One additional death caused by the virus was reported over the last 24 hours, raising Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll to 3,258.

Over the course of the pandemic, a total of 336,392 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been found in Alberta, including 328,694 infections that have since recovered.

The province’s testing positivity rate was approximately 3.6% on December 2.

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