Alberta reports 1,699 new COVID-19 cases

As of Tuesday April 20, Alberta had administered 35,785 vaccine doses, bringing the provincial total to 1.23 million

 

Alberta reported 1,699 COVID-19 cases Wednesday after 18,412 tests were completed, bringing the province's positivity rate up to 9.5 per cent.

The province confirmed another 1,332 variant cases in the last 24 hours, meaning about 59 per cent of cases in Alberta are variants.

There are 18,873 active cases.

Of the new cases reported, 816 were variants of concern. There are currently 10,520 active variant infections in the province, making up 57% of all active infections.

There are 476 Albertans in hospital due to the virus, an increase of 16 since Monday. This includes 105 individuals in intensive care.

AHS identified Five additional deaths related to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the province’s death toll to 2,048.

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to expand across the province, as walk-in clinics in Lethbridge, Camrose, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, and Fort McMurray opened on Tuesday.   On Thursday, April 22, additional walk-in clinics will open in Brooks and Medicine Hat.

 

 

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