Alberta reports 383 new COVID-19 cases, five additional deaths

Nov 18 2021, 10:36 pm

Alberta health officials reported 383 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday as hospitalizations dipped below the 500 mark.

The active COVID-19 case count in the province now stands at 5,384.

There are currently 498 people in Alberta hospitals with COVID-19, a decrease of 18 individuals since Wednesday’s count of 516. Hospitalizations include 94 people currently in intensive care, a decrease of six.

The province reported five additional deaths caused by the virus, raising Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll to 3,209.

As of November 17, a total of 6,762,812 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the province, with 88.2% of eligible Albertans having received at least one dose of vaccine and 82.7% now fully immunized with two doses.

Over the course of the pandemic, a total of 331,214 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been found in Alberta, including 322,621 infections that have since recovered.

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