The province is reporting another 4,869 new cases on Thursday, January 6 with a positivity rate of 39.5 per cent.

There are now 39,897 active cases in Alberta.

Hospitalizations are starting to increase with 28 more admissions in the past 24 hours bringing the total to 498.

ICU admissions increased by three to 64.

Sadly, another three deaths have been reported bringing the total in the province to 3,336.

Cochrane’s active case count jumped by 31 to 335 and Rocky View County saw an increase of 13 for a total of 412 active cases.

Alberta has now surpassed the one million mark in third-dose vaccination shots.

To date, 7,794,080 Albertans have been vaccinated against COVID-19.