COVID-19: Alberta approaches record of 1,839 new infections in 24 hours

The number of cases observed in 24 hours is approaching the record set a few days earlier. However, the positivity rate is lower than on the previous day and is about 9.7%.

The number of doses of vaccine distributed is approaching 1.5 million.

There are 20,938 active cases in the province, 63% of which are associated with more infectious variants.

As of Tuesday, about 29% of schools in Alberta had more than one case of COVID-19.

The École des Quatre-Vents, near Riviere la Paix, switched to distance learning on April 23, when more than 50% of staff and students were forced to self-isolate due to several positive cases at the institution. This will last until May 7th.

According to the provincial government, this school has at least ten active cases.

Calgary Community and Catholic School Boards have also decided to continue distance learning for grades 7-12 until May 17th.

Meanwhile, as the number of hospitalizations increased, medical zones in Edmonton, Calgary and the north announced that they were postponing up to 30% of their operations for the next two weeks.

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