EDMONTON – Alberta’s COVID-19 restrictions may ease this week, as case counts over the previous few weeks have seen a gentle decline.
Premier Jason Kenney mentioned throughout a Fb Reside session final week that public well being guidelines may loosen someday between this week and subsequent.
Kenney added we have now to maintain pushing the curve down to finish this third spike to have the ability to reopen, and numbers over the lengthy weekend inform an encouraging story.
There have been 452 new circumstances discovered within the newest spherical of testing with the positivity price at 8.8 per cent.
There are nonetheless 569 folks in hospital with 161 within the ICU.
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He additionally mentioned throughout his Fb Reside that extra Albertans have to be vaccinated.
“We’re aiming for 80 per cent of the inhabitants. So, the best way you’ll be able to assist to carry that date ahead after we elevate all these restrictions is to do your half, to get vaccinated. Encourage your pals and family members to do the identical,” he mentioned throughout the dwell.
To date 2,532,143 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to Albertans, shifting the provincial complete of Albertans with a primary dose to 48.7 per cent and Albertans with a second dose to 7.9 per cent.
He mentioned throughout a separate well being replace final week that nobody needs restrictions in place and everybody needs to be accomplished with the pandemic, however we have to work collectively to complete the marathon.
“Albertans have stepped as much as the plate in an enormous means,” he mentioned, including case counts within the province have been steadily reducing because of folks following restrictions and getting vaccinated.