Alberta sees jump in daily COVID-19 cases with 430 new infections

Feb 24 2021, 11:54 pm

Alberta announced 430 new COVID-19 infections Wednesday, an increase from numbers seen in recent days.

The daily count on Wednesday is higher than the 267 reported Tuesday and the 273 discovered Monday.

The positivity rate is holding relatively steady though at 4.6% after the province processed about 9,500 tests in the last 24 hours, according to Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw.

There are 307 people in Alberta’s hospitals with COVID-19 right now, including 56 in the ICU. Another 13 deaths were also reported in the last day, bringing Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll to 1,866.

Alberta opened up vaccination appointments to all seniors turning 75 in 2021 this morning, and Hinshaw said Alberta Health Services is working “extremely hard” to get as many people booked in as possible.

“I know there have been challenges and that it can be frustrating to wait. Thank you for your patience today and as the rollout continues,” she tweeted.

By 4 pm about 25,000 seniors had already made a vaccine appointment.

For more information on how to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, check out Daily Hive’s guide.

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