CALGARY — As Albertans furiously checked to see if Stage 3 of the province’s reopening would be set for Canada Day, it seems the province fell just short — 3,672 first-dose vaccine appointments short to be exact.
As of Thursday afternoon, 69.9 per cent of the province’s eligible population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
This puts the province within 0.1 per cent of hitting the threshold required for the next stage of Alberta’s reopening plan.
69.9% of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
— Courtney Theriault (@cspotweet) June 17, 2021
In total, there were nearly 48,000 vaccine doses administered over the last day, with 5,342 being first-dose appointments.
As for Thursday’s COVID-19 numbers update, there were 150 new cases identified on 6,044 tests — a positivity rate of roughly 2.5 per cent.
There are currently 2,471 active cases of the virus in Alberta, a drop of 168 from Wednesday.
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There are now 242 people in hospital, 58 of which are in intensive care.
There were two additional deaths reported on Thursday.