Published: Tue, May 25, 2021

COVID-19 numbers continue to drop as of Thursday, May 20

COVID-19 numbers continue to drop as of Thursday, May 20

Seventeen more St. Albertans have recovered from COVID-19, while another eight tested positive for the virus Thursday.

Total active cases fell from over 22,000 to 15,502 in that span.

Another 621 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Alberta Saturday.

COVID-19 utilization rates for hospitals and intensive-care units are also beginning to decrease. It's a three per cent drop in hospitalizations from the previous day, and a seven per cent drop in ICU admissions.

AHS says there has not been a significant increase in appointment no-shows, and all 1,300 Alberta pharmacies participating in the vaccine rollout have been notified of the nefarious social media claims.

While cases remain high in the province, they have dropped recently. Another four deaths were reported to Alberta Health in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 2,162.

The Calgary zone leads Alberta for active cases with 6,964 infections while the Edmonton zone has 3,729. The toll from the pandemic in Alberta is now 2,170.

The number of new known cases of COVID-19 continues to decline as Alberta reports 563 on Sunday, bringing the total number of active cases to 14,533.

With the exception of deaths, all those numbers were down from last Saturday.

More than 2 million Albertans have now got a first shot of COVID-19 vaccine and more than 340,000 are fully immunized with two shots. That means 47.3 per cent of Albertans and 55.5 of eligible Albertans age 12 and over have had at least one dose of vaccine.

Hinshaw encourage people to make this the best May long weekend ever, and asked all Albertans not to take this weekend off from following the rules.

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