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Alberta surpasses five million COVID-19 vaccines administered

Last Updated Jul 19, 2021 at 10:16 pm MDT

Summary

More than five million doses of COVID-19 have been administered in Alberta to date.


Active cases slightly rose over the weekend, now at 605 active infections.


130 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Alberta from Friday to Sunday.


CALGARY — More than five million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta.

The province surpassed the milestone after more than 15,000 doses were issued over the last day — 1,574 of which were first dose appointments.

To date, 74.8 per cent of Alberta’s eligible population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while nearly 60 per cent are now fully vaccinated.

The province also released updated numbers for the last few days which saw a slight increase in active cases across Alberta.

From Friday to Sunday, 130 new cases of the virus were identified, with two deaths reported over that period.

Hospitalizations saw a decrease, with 100 people now in hospital, 27 of which are in the ICU.

There are now 605 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta.