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COVID-19 in Alberta: Hospitalizations peak in 75 days, 8 deaths reported on Tuesday

The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Alberta rose to 708 on Tuesday, its highest level in 75 days.

These are the most hospitalized COVID-19 patients since October 29, 2021 and include 80 patients in intensive care units, itself the most since November 25, 2021.

The province also reported eight new deaths on Tuesday, bringing the total death toll from COVID-19 in Alberta to 3,352.

The deaths were in people aged 60 to over 80.

The province has reported 4,704 new cases of COVID-19 out of 12,200 tests, and there are now more than 58,000 known active cases in the province.

The province introduced a number of new restrictions on testing eligibility on Monday with its chief medical officer of health, Dr Deena Hinshaw, estimating the actual number of cases to be more than 10 times higher than indicated by the results. of PCR.

Almost 8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta to date, with 79.7% of all Albertans having received at least a first dose and 73.2% having received a second dose.

More than a quarter of all Albertans, 26.6%, also received a booster dose.

Compared to those who received two doses, unvaccinated Albertans are still several times more likely to have a serious outcome such as hospitalization or death.

The next data update is scheduled for Wednesday.