CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Dr. Deena Hinshaw is reporting 717 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta and 15 deaths linked to the virus on Saturday afternoon.
The provincial death toll rose to 1,417 since the start of the pandemic.
There are currently 765 Albertans in hospital including 122 in intensive care units — both decreases from the day before.
– 717 new COVID cases in Alberta on 12439 tests (5.7% +)
– 15 new deaths, now up 1417
– 765 in hospital (-31), 122 in ICU (-2)
– 12713 active cases (+524)
– 81561 vaccine doses administered (+7451)#yeg #yyc #ableg #covid19ab pic.twitter.com/yQ8EOVnHoi
— Courtney Theriault (@cspotweet) January 16, 2021
The province has more than 12,700 active cases.
More than 7,400 people have been vaccinated since the last update. The total number of Albertans vaccinated is now 81,561.
This weekend, I encourage everyone to get outside and enjoy the mild weather. If you go for a walk with ppl outside your household, wear a mask and practice physical distancing. Please keep following the measures in place. (3/3)
— Dr. Deena Hinshaw (@CMOH_Alberta) January 16, 2021
In a tweet, Hinshaw encouraged people to get outside this weekend and “enjoy the mild weather.”
The province’s top doctor will provide her next live media update on Monday.