Alberta reports 1,699 new COVID-19 cases

EDMONTON — Alberta reported 1,699 COVID-19 cases Wednesday after 18,412 tests were completed, bringing the province’s positivity rate up to 9.5 per cent.

The province confirmed another 1,332 variant cases in the last 24 hours, meaning about 59 per cent of cases in Alberta are variants.

There are 18,873 active cases.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, tweeted Alberta’s COVID-19 numbers Wednesday evening after a delay due to a “technical issue.”

Alberta had administered 35,785 vaccine doses Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 1.23 million.

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