There have been 512 new instances of COVID-19 reported in Alberta on Friday, a distinction of just one case from Thursday’s depend of 513 infections.
Additionally on Friday, the provincial authorities introduced that over 60% of eligible Albertans have now obtained one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Because of this, so long as hospitalizations are beneath 500 and trending downwards, Alberta might transfer into Stage 2 of its Open for Summer time Plan on June 10 and start easing extra public well being restrictions.
Stage 2 consists of a rise within the quantity of people that can attend an outside social gathering, wedding ceremony, or funeral, allowing eating places to seat teams of as much as six individuals indoors or outdoor, and permitting gyms and indoor health amenities to open for solo and drop-in actions, amongst different modifications.
Right here is Alberta’s #OpenForSummer Plan!
Albertans have stopped the spike and now we will begin safely lifting restrictions so we will have a really nice Alberta summer season.
If we keep on monitor with vaccines and hospitalizations, Alberta will probably be absolutely open by July! (1/2) pic.twitter.com/j5Bx1ODt3I
— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) May 26, 2021
“The subsequent two weeks will probably be a important time for Alberta,” Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of well being, stated in a information launch.
“The extra we will drive our numbers down within the subsequent few weeks by all following public well being measures, and the extra Albertans who’re protected by immunization, the extra profitable we will probably be in our opening.”
As of Might 27, there have been 2,615,747 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in Alberta, with 60.3% of the inhabitants having obtained no less than one dose. There are 363,926 people who’re absolutely immunized with two doses.
With Friday’s depend of 512 new COVID-19 instances, there at the moment are 9,277 lively infections in Alberta. This marks the primary time that the variety of lively instances has been beneath 10,000 since April 2.
There are at present 517 Albertans in hospital as a result of virus, together with 147 in intensive care. Whereas this stays above the “500 hospitalizations and declining” benchmark to maneuver into Stage 2 of the province’s Open for Summer time Plan, it’s a lower of 21 individuals since Thursday.
There have been seven new COVID-19-related deaths reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the whole variety of deaths to 2,206.
Alberta has now seen 226,449 instances for the reason that pandemic started, and 214,966 people have recovered from the virus.