Alberta COVID-19 active cases plummet to lowest levels since last October

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The number of active coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Alberta dipped to the lowest level since October 2020 on Tuesday.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Alberta, said Alberta Health identified 57 new positive cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours.

Dr. Hinshaw further added that Alberta Health completed around 5 thousand tests during the period.

She also added that 200 people are currently being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals with 54 of them being in the Intensive Care Unit.

Alberta Health also identified 38 more cases of the Variants of Concern and one person died of the virus during the past 24 hours, Dr. Hinshaw added.

In regards to the active cases in Alberta, Dr. Hinshaw, said there are now 1,773 active cases in the province, the fewest since October.

Meanwhile, Dr. Hinshaw said Alberta Health has so far administered 3.85 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine including 45,000 which were administered on Monday. 

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