Alberta reports 908 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations remain steady


But she stressed that public health restrictions are still in place and must be followed to keep infection rates down. "We will look to take legal action against organizers of these illegal events, in tandem with our enforcement partners", AHS tweeted.

Approximately 205,960 Albertans have recovered from COVID-19. The top doctor for Alberta said the province's positivity rate is at 6.7 per cent after approximately 9,500 tests were completed.

Though case rates continue to decline in Alberta, the province did hit one notable marker Saturday: one in every 20 Albertans has now tested positive for COVID-19 at some point during the pandemic. Another four deaths were reported to Alberta Health in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 2,162.

Hinshaw said there were 665 people in hospital, including 177 in intensive care.

Six more Albertans have died from COVID-19, raising the province's total number of deaths to 2,170.

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Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw and Education Minister Adriana LaGrange said Wednesday the transition to online was driven by operational pressures due to staff in isolation and parents shouldn't feel as anxious right now.

"If we all stay vigilant and do our part just one more time, this might be the last long weekend (where) such sacrifices are necessary".

"Please continue making good choices this weekend; the results of our decisions will be seen in case numbers in the coming weeks", Hinshaw said.

The map includes information on the percentage of people who have received at least one dose, the percentage of those who have been fully immunized and the total number of doses that have been administered in communities across Alberta.