Alberta reports 1,690 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations continue to rise

Apr 23 2021, 3:49 pm

Alberta reported 1,690 additional COVID-19 cases on Friday, making it the sixteenth day in a row that over 1,000 new infections have been found.

The number of active cases in the province has risen to 19,446.

Of the new cases, 1,184 were variants of concern, which is slightly less than Thursday’s count of 1,326. Alberta currently has 11,738 active COVID-19 variant cases, representing over 60% of the province’s total active infections.

The number of hospitalizations in the province due to the virus has increased to 549, including 125 Albertans in intensive care.

Five new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported over the last 24 hours, raising the province’s death toll to 2,059.

As of April 22, 260,231 Albertans are considered fully immunized with two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, while a total of 1,319,837 doses have been administered in the province.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, will be providing her next live update about COVID-19 early next week.

Elle McLeanElle McLean

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