The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Red Deer as the province reported 1,287 new cases of the virus Wednesday, with 14,555 active cases across Alberta.
More than 100,000 or 1 in 44 Albertans have now tested positive for the virus.
In addition, there were 18 new deaths and 1,046 people have died from the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.
Two of the new deaths were in the Central zone – a woman in her 90s linked to an outbreak at the Westview Care Community in Linden and a man in his 90s linked to an outbreak at the Coronation Hospital and Care Centre.
There are 921 people in hospital, including 152 in the ICU. More than 14,000 COVID-19 tests were completed over the past 24 hours, for a test positivity rate of 8.7 per cent.
Central zone now sits at 1,430 active cases, down from 1,466 Tuesday. In the zone, 94 people are still in hospital and 12 are in the ICU.
Red Deer saw another dip in cases Wednesday, down to 277 from the 296 that were reported Tuesday. Red Deer County has 81 active cases, Lacombe County has 44 active and Clearwater County sits at 24 active. Mountain View County has 32 active and Kneehill County sits at 13 active.
Sylvan Lake has 35 active cases, Lacombe has 30 and Olds has 32.
Camrose County has 18 active cases of the virus and Camrose has 62.
Wetaskiwin, Ponoka County and The County of Wetaskiwin combined has 593 active cases of COVID-19.