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Alberta Just Reported Over 400 COVID-19 Cases & Here’s The Split Based On Vax Status

Dr. Hinshaw is begging everyone to get vaccinated ASAP.

COVID-19 Cases In Alberta Are On The Rise & Here's The Breakdown Based On Vax Status

According to an update from the province's top doctor, COVID-19 cases in Alberta are on the rise again.

Chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, provided the update via Twitter on Tuesday, August 17. She noted that there had been 407 cases reported in the past 24 hours.

Hinshaw also shared a breakdown of the cases by vaccination status.

According to the provincial data, 74% of the new cases were reported in those who are unvaccinated against COVID-19, while 17% were made up of those who have been fully vaccinated, and only 9% were in people who are partially vaccinated.

On Friday, August 13, Dr. Deena Hinshaw pressed pause on lifting more COVID-19 measures that had previously been planned for the province on August 16.

She said during the update that a rise in non-ICU hospitalizations, as well as emerging evidence from the U.S. about pediatric cases with the Delta variant, were behind the decision.

In Hinshaw's tweet, she included a plea for eligible Albertans to get vaccinated ASAP. As of August 16, 68% of Albertans 12 and up have been fully vaccinated.

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As of today, July 29, "quarantine will no longer be universally, legally required for close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases," said Hinshaw.

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