Dr. Hinshaw is begging everyone to get vaccinated ASAP.
According to an update from the province's top doctor, COVID-19 cases in Alberta are on the rise again.
Hinshaw also shared a breakdown of the cases by vaccination status.
Here is a summary of the latest #COVID19AB numbers: Over the past 24 hours, we ID’d 407 new cases & completed about… https://t.co/Jwh67tmmib— Dr. Deena Hinshaw (@Dr. Deena Hinshaw) 1629237849.0
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.