Alberta reports 293 new cases of COVID 19, along with 3 additional deaths

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“I want to live my life. I want to protect other people and make sure we do the right thing,” said Lungile Ndlovu, 48, who received his COVID-19 vaccine in Edmonton last month. As of Saturday, 66 per cent of eligible Albertans had received their first dose. (AHS - image credit)
“I want to live my life. I want to protect other people and make sure we do the right thing,” said Lungile Ndlovu, 48, who received his COVID-19 vaccine in Edmonton last month. As of Saturday, 66 per cent of eligible Albertans had received their first dose. (AHS - image credit)

Alberta reported 293 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, along with an additional three deaths.

There were 373 people in hospital on Saturday, a decrease of only six from the previous day. Of those, 105 were in intensive care units.

Three more deaths from the disease were recorded, bringing the total to 2,246.

Total active cases dropped 344, down to 5,071. The positivity rate was 4.4 per cent on Saturday after 6,843 tests.

Here is how active cases breakdown by health zone:

  • Calgary zone: 2,067

  • Edmonton zone: 1,346

  • North zone: 705

  • Central zone: 664

  • South zone: 288

  • Unknown: 1

Another 57,500 doses were administered on Friday with 66 per cent of Albertans 12 and older now having received their first shot.

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