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Alberta’s top doctor updates COVID-19 situation in the province | FULL

CA, 27 Oct 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw will provide an update on COVID-19 in the province on Tuesday.

On Monday, the province reported 1,592 new cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed over the previous three days. The active case count dropped below 10,000 for the first time in weeks.

Alberta had 9,481 active cases on Monday, compared to 10,037 active cases on Friday. Alberta doesn’t provide COVID-19 data on the weekend.

Patients receiving care for COVID-19 in the hospital and the ICU also dropped Monday from where they were Friday.

Monday also marked the first day where Albertans need two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to access any business implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program. Both doses need to have been received at least two weeks prior to attempting to access the business.

As of Monday, 78.9 per cent of eligible Albertans 12 and over were fully vaccinated.

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