- 5,000 doses of the Janssen covid-19 vaccine appear in the region.
- COVID-19 vaccine from the US pharmaceutical firm Johnson & johnson was expanded by Janssen.
- The Janssen vaccine is now in Alberta and is obtainable for the 18 year age group and older.
Alberta recording fresh new coronavirus cases in the past two days:
Alberta recorded 841 new cases of covid-19 on Friday, merging numbers from the past two days that included Remembrance Day.
Seven current deaths were also announced, bringing the territory’s total to 3,171.
On Wednesday, the region reported 470 active cases on 11,584 tests with a positivity rate of almost 4.09 per cent. The next day, another 371 cases were recorded after 8,843 tests with positive reports and at a rate of about 4.32 per cent.
Active cases of coronavirus decreased by 263 from the last refresh on Wednesday. There are now 5,745 current cases across the region, the lost stats reported since Aug. 16.
- Calgary zone: 1,734
- Edmonton zone: 1,246
- North zone: 1,240
- Central zone: 1,008
- South zone: 508
- Unknown: 9 Source – cbc.ca
Of Friday’s refresh, there are 554 individuals in the hospital in Alberta with corona, including 110 individuals in special care units. Of the 110 in ICU, 83.6 per cent are not vaccinated, while 16.4 per cent are completely vaccinated.
The government declared Friday that 5000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen coronavirus vaccine have reached the region.
Albertans who are currently 18 and older and those who wish to take the single-dose, viral vector vaccine can register an appointment through 811.
Because of the limited supply, the Janssen vaccine will only be given at Alberta Health Services clinics in chosen locations across the region, the territory said in a press release.