Alberta Mirror

Monday, January 17, 2022

Alberta records 287 fresh COVID-19 cases Friday, one additional death

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Key takeaways: 

  • Four additional cases of omicron variant recorded details reveals.
  • Alberta’s seven-day test-positivity rate is the most inferior it has been since Aug. 1, regional details reveal.

Alberta recording new fresh cases of Covid-19 as the omicron variant’s cases rise: 

Alberta public health officers reported 287 fresh COVID-19 cases and one additional death Friday while recognising four more cases of the omicron variant.

There have now been 23 complete cases of the omicron variant recognised in the region, including 14 cases in the Calgary area, regional data shows. 

Omicron was initially identified in South Africa in November.

Alberta recorded the death of a lady in her 70s in the North zone, making the total number of people who have died in the region from COVID-19 to 3,272.

The digit of known active cases in the area decreased by 31 since Thursday’s update. There are 4,059 known current cases.

Here’s how they breakdown provincially:

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Alberta reports fresh case of the covid-19 virus
  • Calgary area: 1,672
  • Edmonton area: 1,172
  • Central area: 520
  • North area: 457
  • South area: 234
  • Unknown: 4 Source – cbc.ca

The latest COVID-19 cases recorded Friday were identified via 9,139 tests. The seven-day test-positivity per cent is 3.75 per cent — the lower mark since Aug. 1, regional data reveals.

As of Friday, 367 individuals were being ministered in Alberta hospitals for COVID-19, including 71 patients in ICU. That reached 368 in hospital and 72 in ICU on Thursday.

Of Albertans aged 12 or older, 84.7 per cent are deemed completely vaccinated; 89.2 per cent are partly vaccinated.

Seventy-two per cent of Albertans, including those not suitable for the vaccine, are deemed completely vaccinated.

Among Alberta kids aged five to 11, 20.2 per cent have acquired their foremost dose of vaccine.

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