Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the province continues to head in the wrong direction with its battle against COVID-19.
On Tuesday, Hinshaw said she remains concerned about the direction numbers are trending in Alberta related to the virus, as Alberta Health identified 1,539 new cases of COVID-19, with a positivity rate of 11.4 per cent, and seven additional deaths related to the virus on Tuesday.
Hinshaw said 14 deaths that were previously reported as related to COVID-19 have been removed from the province’s death total after further investigation.
The provincial reached 20,721 total active cases.
There were 812 new cases associated with variants of concern confirmed, with active variant cases now making up 63 per cent of total active cases.
As of Tuesday, there were 635 people in hospital with the virus, including 143 in ICU.
Hinshaw said 712 schools currently have reported outbreaks, representing 29 per cent of all schools in Alberta.
As of Tuesday, 1,468,785 doses of vaccine have been administered in the province, with 284,870 Albertans receiving two doses.
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