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Alberta identifies 153 new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations decrease to 255

Last Updated Jun 16, 2021 at 8:29 pm MDT

Summary

Alberta reported 153 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, with a positivity rate of roughly 2.3 per cent.

Hospitalizations saw a drop to 255, with ICU admissions now at 67.

There are currently 2,639 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta.

CALGARY — Alberta identified 153 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

The newly reported cases come after more than 6,700 tests were completed, giving the province a positivity rate of roughly 2.3 per cent.

There are now 2,639 active infections in Alberta. A decrease of 165 from Tuesday.

There were also an additional 50 variant cases identified on Wednesday, all of which were the B.1.1.7 strain.

Hospitalization numbers saw a drop, with 255 people now in hospital, a decrease of 16 people from the day prior. There are now 67 people in the ICU.

Four additional deaths were reported on Wednesday.

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As for vaccination numbers, 43,754 vaccines were administered over the last 24 hours — 4,490 of which were first dose appointments.

Currently, 69.7 per cent of the eligible population in Alberta has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This puts the province just 0.3 per cent away from reaching the threshold needed to enter Stage 3 of the reopening plan.