Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Sunday, May 22 – CBC

Province discussing expanding 4th dose eligibility, but 3 doses still effective for most people: Hinshaw

May 22, 2022

The latest:
Health Minister Jason Copping and Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, gave an update on COVID-19 on May 17.
Full COVID-19 figures from the period of May 10 to May 16 were released on Wednesday.
As of end of day May 16, 1,165 people were in hospital with COVID-19, down from 1,225 people last week.
42 people were in intensive care, up from 37 last week.
61 new COVID-19 deaths were reported between May 10 and May 16. A total of 4,452 Albertans have died of the disease.
There were 3,614 new COVID-19 cases reported out of 18,349 tests. The case count includes only those who test positive on a PCR test, which most Albertans can’t access.
The average positivity rate was 19.93 per cent, compared with 22.98 per cent the week before.
In a news conference on May 17, Hinshaw said deaths are typically one of the last indicators to fall. “This is why these high numbers of deaths that we have seen in the past weeks as well as this week is not unexpected, although it is a tragic reminder of the severe impacts of this virus,” she said.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/everything-you-need-to-know-about-covid-19-in-alberta-may-22-1.6462732

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