Alberta reports 639 new COVID-19 cases

Jan 11 2021, 3:17 pm

Another 639 people in Alberta tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced the figure at a news conference Monday, where she urged Albertans to keep following public health measures.

“We are bending the curve and we must keep up this momentum in the days ahead,” she said.

Alberta’s positivity rate sits at 6.1%, a figure that Hinshaw would like to see below 5%.

She also encouraged all Albertans to get vaccinated once its their turn, debunking rumours that the vaccine can cause severe side effects.

She said only seven adverse events have been reported in Alberta following vaccination, and nearly 50,000 doses have been administered so far. Most of the adverse events were mild, including diarrhea, a rash, and swollen lymph nodes.

The province has now seen 112,091 total cases since the pandemic began, 13,917 of which remain active.

Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll now sits at 1,307.

 

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