Alberta reported 390 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, following the province’s morning announcement about its plan for lifting public well being restrictions.
That is the third day in a row that Alberta discovered below 500 new circumstances of COVID-19, with 387 found on Tuesday, and 452 infections reported on Monday.
The province’s lively case depend was lowered by 1,125, to 10,953.
There are actually 548 Albertans in hospital because of the virus, down 17 individuals since Tuesday. This contains 157 people in intensive care.
Six extra deaths associated to COVID-19 have been reported prior to now 24 hours, bringing the province’s loss of life toll to 2,198.
Alberta has now seen 225,424 COVID-19 circumstances all through the course of the pandemic, with 212,273 people having recovered from the virus.
There have been 2,578,577 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered within the province as of Might 25, and 357,963 Albertans are totally immunized with two doses of the vaccine.
Throughout a Wednesday morning press convention, Alberta officers introduced the province’s reopening plan, with plenty of public well being restrictions easing up as early as June 1.
The Alberta authorities might be placing a three-stage reopening plan into place throughout the province, with the primary change taking place on Might 28. The “Open for Summer season” plan will use a mixture of hospitalization and vaccination benchmarks to maneuver into every stage.
Premier Jason Kenney shared a graphic on Twitter outlining the restrictions that might be lifted below every stage of the Open for Summer season plan.
Right here is Alberta’s #OpenForSummer Plan!
Albertans have stopped the spike and now we are able to begin safely lifting restrictions so we are able to have a really nice Alberta summer season.
If we keep on monitor with vaccines and hospitalizations, Alberta might be totally open by July! (1/2) pic.twitter.com/j5Bx1ODt3I
— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) May 26, 2021
Alberta will transfer into Stage 1 of the Open for Summer season plan on June 1. “Based mostly on the present tempo of vaccinations, Alberta is projected to enter Stage 2 in mid-June and Stage 3 in late June or early July,” reads a press launch from the Authorities of Alberta.
The Alberta authorities notes that this timeline is an estimate solely, and the reopening plan depends on all Albertans persevering with to drive down hospitalizations whereas growing vaccination numbers.