Albert's active COVID-19 cases continue to drop

Clay Curtis
May 25, 2021

The rate of residents who have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine continue to climb.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, will provide an update today on efforts to further clamp down on the province's third wave of COVID-19.

The last time the positivity rate was below 7 per cent was back on March 31 this year when the positivity rate was 6.74 per cent after completing 13,645 tests.

Six new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported over the last 24 hours, bringing the province's total number of deaths to 2,158. There are now 16,577 active cases across Alberta, down from 17,675 on Thursday. Almost 50 per cent of eligible people have received their first dose of the vaccine, and 7.9 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated now.

There are now 665 Albertans in the hospital with COVID-19 and 177 of them are in intensive care.

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Alberta identified 732 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

The province shuttered K-12 classrooms earlier this month as cases across the province surged.

Those who have symptoms will still be required to isolate and be tested, and will then have to follow the necessary rules based on the outcome of the test. "The quarantine period for these people with one dose of vaccine is being shortened from 14 days to 10 for close contacts who have no symptoms." .

"Regardless of whether someone has had one, two or no doses, all of the other restrictions in place still apply", Hinshaw said. "This is good news", Hinshaw said.

While COVID-19 numbers drop, vaccinations continue to rise with 2.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine having been administered.

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