Alberta reports 81 new cases of COVID-19, no new deaths

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Nurse Iciar Bercian prepares a shot at a vaccine clinic for the homeless in Calgary, Alta., last month. Alberta reported 81 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.  (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press - image credit)
Nurse Iciar Bercian prepares a shot at a vaccine clinic for the homeless in Calgary, Alta., last month. Alberta reported 81 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press - image credit)

Alberta reported 81 new cases of COVID-19 — the highest number in the month of July, so far — and no new deaths from the disease Wednesday.

While COVID-19 hospitalizations have continued to decline, the province is experiencing an uptick in daily case counts, active cases and positivity rate.

The 81 cases were detected on 6,479 tests Tuesday, with a positivity rate around 1.4 per cent.

There are currently 95 people being treated in hospital for COVID-19 in Alberta. Of those, 27 are in intensive care units.

There are now 649 active cases of COVID-19 across the province, an increase of 43 from the previous day.

Here's how active cases break down regionally:

  • Calgary zone: 378

  • Edmonton zone: 128

  • North zone: 63

  • Central zone: 46

  • South zone: 34

Alberta labs identified an additional 61 cases of coronavirus variants of concern, including 54 cases of the highly infectious delta variant.

With no new COVID-19 deaths reported Wednesday, the total remains unchanged at 2,318.

Across the province 19,527 COVID-19 vaccines were administered Tuesday, bringing the total to 5,100,111.

About 74.9 per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 60.7 per cent have had two doses.

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