Alberta reports 244 new COVID-19 cases, 7 additional deaths

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This will mark the first weekend of slightly loosened public health restrictions in Alberta. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press - image credit)
This will mark the first weekend of slightly loosened public health restrictions in Alberta. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press - image credit)

Alberta reported 244 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, along with seven additional deaths.

The deaths included a man in his 20s in the North zone and a man in his 30s in the Central zone.

There were 5,415 active cases in Alberta as of Friday, a decrease of 416 since the previous day.

Here's how active cases break down across the province:

  • Calgary zone: 2,188.

  • Edmonton zone: 1,415.

  • North zone: 762.

  • Central zone: 713.

  • South zone: 331.

  • Unknown: 6.

Hospitalizations dropped to 379 on Friday, down 32 from Thursday. There were 108 people in the ICU.

Provincial labs completed 5,818 tests over the last 24 hours with a positivity rate sitting at 4.1 per cent.

As of Friday's update, 65 per cent of people over 12 have received at least one dose of vaccine while a total of 2,951,927 doses have been given out in Alberta.

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