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Red Deer active COVID-19 cases rise to 118 on Wednesday

There are 678 new viral cases identified in Alberta

Red Deer’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise, with 118 active cases of the virus identified on Wednesday.

This is 12 more active cases than the 106 that were reported on Tuesday, according to geospatial mapping on the provincial government’s website. Since the start of the pandemic, Red Deer has reported 5,794 recovered cases and 43 deaths.

The Government of Alberta identified 678 new cases of the virus across the province. Of these new cases, 74 per cent are in unvaccinated people, 9.7 per cent are partially vaccinated and 16.11 per cent are fully vaccinated.

There are now 5,933 active COVID-19 cases in the province, to go along with 233,160 recovered cases. Of these active cases, about 74 per cent are in people who haven’t received any vaccine, while 12 per cent are in partially vaccinated people and 14.4 per cent are fully vaccinated individuals.

Two new deaths have been reported, bringing the province’s death toll to 2,338.

Sylvan Lake has 38 active cases, while Lacombe has 15 active cases, and Olds has 16. Lacombe County has 33, Stettler County has 19, Clearwater County has 24, Mountain View County has 24, Red Deer County has 23 active cases.

Wetaskiwin has 11 active cases. Wetaskiwin County, including Maskwacis, has 34 active cases, while Rimbey, including West Ponoka County and Partial Lacombe County, has 13, and Ponoka, including East Ponoka County, has 11.

The City of Camrose has 13 active cases, Camrose County has nine, Kneehill County has 11, and Drumheller has three.

Overall the central zone has 479 active cases.

Provincially, 184 people are currently hospitalized by COVID-19, with 48 of those individuals in an intensive care unit. In the central zone, 18 are hospitalized, with four of those individuals in an ICU.

To date, 68.2 per cent of eligible Albertans age 12 and up are fully vaccinated, with 77 per cent receiving at least one dose. So far 5,459,338 dozes of vaccine have been administered in the province.

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