COVID-19 in Alberta: 23 new cases as province hits 2nd dose vaccination milestone
Alberta reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday as the province reached a vaccination milestone.
More than one-quarter of the population of each eligible age group has now received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
More than 38,000 second doses of vaccine were given out Wednesday, bringing the per cent of eligible Albertans to be fully immunized up to 52 per cent.
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About 4,000 first doses were also administered, with 73.7 per cent of Albertans now having had a first dose.
Active cases fell to 697, about where they were in mid-July last year.
The number of COVID-19 deaths remained at 2,307 after one death from November was reported but another was removed. The death was determined to be due to causes other than COVID-19.
There are 133 coronavirus patients in hospital including 32 in intensive care units.
The province reported a 0.88 per cent test positivity based on about 6,000 tests.
The next data update is scheduled for Friday.