Alberta health officials reported 645 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the number of active infections in the province to 8,733.
An additional 10 deaths due to the virus were found over the last 24 hours, raising Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll to 3,073.
Over the course of the pandemic, a total of 321,855 confirmed cases of the disease have been found in the province, and 310,049 infections have since recovered.
Alberta’s testing positivity rate was just over 5.5% on October 26.
There are currently 810 Albertans in hospital with COVID-19, including 184 who are in intensive care.
Of those in hospital, 24.2% are fully vaccinated against the virus, while 4.57% are partially vaccinated, and 71.23% are unvaccinated.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, tweeted data about the percentage of ICU and non-ICU patients by vaccine status.
Here is a summary of the latest #COVID19AB numbers: There are now 810 people in hospital due to COVID-19. Of the 626 in non-ICU, 72.3% are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. Of the 184 in ICU, 87.5% are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. (1/5) pic.twitter.com/dqQ95MU1Jn
— Dr. Deena Hinshaw (@CMOH_Alberta) October 27, 2021
Dr. Hinshaw urged Albertans to stay home when they feel ill, tweeting, “Our actions, such as going out when sick with fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, sore throat or runny nose can have very real consequences for those around us.”
“Staying home when we feel unwell is critical to limiting the spread of COVID-19,” she added.