COVID-19 related ICU numbers continue to rise – CFWE

August 25th, 2021

The number of Albertans in hospital and ICU units both hit 10 week highs on Tuesday.

The province reported 258 COVID-19 patients in hospital, up eight from Monday’s adjusted total. The highest total since June 15th.

There are 57 patients in ICU related to COVID-19, an increase of three and the highest since June 17th.

Alberta reported 629 new infections, with a positivity rate of 10.82 per cent based on about 6,000 tests. Since July 29, testing has been recommended only for those with symptoms.

Among eligible Albertans, 77.4 per cent have now received a first dose of vaccine and 68.9 per cent have had two doses.

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