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.
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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.
After a year of being asked to distance, stay home when sick, wash our hands & wear a mask, we have another tool at our disposal – vaccines. However, its effectiveness relies on how many of us choose to use it. Pls make the safe choice to get your shot. (10/10)
— Dr. Deena Hinshaw (@CMOH_Alberta) April 22, 2021
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, will be providing her next live update about COVID-19 early next week.