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COVID-19: 1,630 new cases and 14 more deaths in Alberta | Coronavirus

The province has 20,215 active SARS-CoV-2 infections.

Since the start of the pandemic, 2,731 people have died from the disease caused by the coronavirus in Alberta.

Hospitals overwhelmed

Currently, 1,066 people are hospitalized in the province with the virus, including 263 in intensive care.

According to Alberta Health Services (AHS), the province currently has 374 intensive care beds, including 201 additional beds.

AHS continues to do everything possible to ensure that our intensive care units can meet patient demand, including opening additional beds and redeploying staff.says the provincial agency in an email.

AHS says it has opened 13 intensive care recovery beds in the past seven days.

316 people are hospitalized in intensive care on Friday, a 5% increase from last week. The vast majority of these patients have COVID-19.

Alberta’s intensive care is operating at 84% capacity, including extra beds. Without these beds, intensive care was operating at 183% capacity, according to AHS.

The intensive care unit in northern Alberta, which has 15 beds spread between Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray, is operating at 100% capacity.

Vaccination

On Friday, the province announced the name of the winner of the latest $ 1 million prize it had won to encourage people to get vaccinated.

This is Hayley Hauck, who lives in Sherwood Park, east of Edmonton.

A total of 623 Albertans won prizes like cash and travel through the province-wide lottery.

To date, 83.8% of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 74.5% have received both doses.

The average positivity rate for the province in the last seven days is 11.12%.

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