Alberta hits vaccine milestone as 106 new cases of COVID-19 reported
Alberta reported 106 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, as the province hit a vaccine milestone.
The active case total rose to 676, an increase of 27 since Wednesday.
There are 93 Albertans in hospital being treated for the virus, a decrease of two since Wednesday. This includes 26 in intensive care, a decrease of one from the day before.
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Since Wednesday’s update, there have been two new deaths caused by COVID-19 reported, putting the province’s death toll at 2,320.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 233,062 cases of the virus have been confirmed in the province. Of these, 230,066 infections are now considered recovered.
The province also surpassed 75% of Alberta’s eligible population having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, translating to more than 2.8 million Albertans.
“Seventy-five per cent of eligible Albertans vaccinated with at least one dose is a milestone to celebrate, but a quarter of eligible Albertans still do not have vaccine protection,” said Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, in a news release.
“We need to vaccinate as many people as possible now to protect us all in the weeks and months ahead.”
As of July 21, 61.3% of Alberta’s eligible population are fully immunized with two doses. A total of 5,128,351 vaccines have been administered in the province.