Advertisement

Number of Albertans with 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine continues to creep up as 73 new cases confirmed

Click to play video: '‘We need to learn how to live with this virus without these rules’: Dr. Hinshaw on Alberta’s reopening' ‘We need to learn how to live with this virus without these rules’: Dr. Hinshaw on Alberta’s reopening
Dr. Deena Hinshaw is urging Albertans to continue to manage risks to avoid COVID-19 and that it’s okay to move forward at a pace “that is right for you.” – Jun 22, 2021

Editor’s note: This story originally stated the number of Albertans with a first dose has risen .08 per cent in a week, the number has actually risen 0.8 per cent in that time. This story has been corrected and 630 CHED regrets the error.

As the number of Albertans who have received one dose of COVID-19 continues to creep up, the province confirmed an additional 73 cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday.

As of Thursday’s update, 71.1 per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. That’s an increase of only 0.8 per cent in a week.

Read more: Overnight summer camps opening up in Alberta after year-long COVID-19 hiatus

The province needed to hit 70 per cent first-dose coverage for the province to enter Stage 3 of the Open for Summer plan. That benchmark was reached on June 17 with 70.3 per cent of eligible Albertans receiving their first dose.

Story continues below advertisement

One additional COVID-19 death was reported by Alberta Health on Thursday. A man in his 70s with comorbidities has died in the Calgary zone.

Click to play video: 'Growing unease and lots of questions about the ‘Delta Plus’' Growing unease and lots of questions about the ‘Delta Plus’
Growing unease and lots of questions about the ‘Delta Plus’ – Jun 24, 2021

Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll now sits at 2,293.

On Thursday, there were 1,580 active cases of COVID-19 across the province. Alberta conducted 5,715 tests over the past 24 hours, putting the positivity rate at 1.38 per cent.

Read more: COVID-19: Fully vaccinated Canadian left in limbo after quarantine exemption denied

The Calgary zone reported 814 active cases of COVID-19, there were 246 in the Edmonton zone, 159 were reported in the Central zone, 70 were in the South zone and the North zone reported 291.

Click to play video: 'COVID-19: Pfizer shortage leads to delays in Calgary vaccine appointments' COVID-19: Pfizer shortage leads to delays in Calgary vaccine appointments
COVID-19: Pfizer shortage leads to delays in Calgary vaccine appointments – Jun 24, 2021

As of June 23, 3,963,419 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered and 33 per cent of eligible Albertans are now considered fully vaccinated.

Story continues below advertisement

To date, 231,641 Albertans have contracted COVID-19 and 227,768 have recovered.

Sponsored content