Albertans wait to see if Stage 3 of Open for Summer is a go.

As of Wednesday, June 16 the first-dose vaccination rate sits at 69.7 per cent up from 69.4 per cent yesterday (Tuesday).

Second dose vaccinations increased to 23.1 per cent.

There were 115 new cases of COVID 19 reported in the past 24 hours with a positivity rate of 2.28%.

Hospitalizations have dropped by 16 to 255 and there are 67 in ICU.

Another 4 deaths have been reported bringing the total in the province to 2,278.

Total active cases in the province dropped to 2639 with Rocky View County accounting for 18 and Cochrane 15 of those cases.

Tomorrow, Thursday, June 17 was the deadline for the 70 per cent benchmark to initiate Canada Day celebrations under Stage 3 restrictions.