22 individuals die of COVID-19 in Alberta and Ontario

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The Alberta and Ontario Health officials announced Friday that 22 people died of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the two provinces in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Alberta, said the Alberta Health Services identified 1,168 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours by completing 11,600 tests.

Dr. Hinshaw further added that 5 individuals who contracted the virus, lost their lives during the same period.

According to Dr. Hinshaw, 336 individuals are currently being treated for COVID-19 virus in Alberta hospitals, including 262 in Intensive Care Unit.

She also added that 77.1% of the 262 individuals being treated in non-ICU wards in hospitals are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated while 97.3% being treated in ICU units are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

Meanwhile, Christine Elliott, Ontario’s Minister of Health, said the province identified 781 new case of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

“634 cases are in individuals who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status & 147 are in fully vaccinated individuals,” Elliott tweeted.

She also added that 149 of 158 people being treated in ICU units are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 27 are fully vaccinated.

According to the latest COVID-19 data and details released by Ontario Health earlier today, at least 17 people died of the virus across Ontario in the past 24 hours.

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