According to the AHS dashboard as of Thursday, June 17 at 5 p.m., 69.9 per cent of the provincial population have received one dose of the COVID19 vaccine.

That is up from 69.7 per cent reported Wednesday.

Second dose vaccinations rose from 23.1 per cent to 24.2 per cent.

What that means for activation of Stage 3 of Open for Summer, no word from officials.

Albertans continue to play the waiting game.

Today's numbers saw 150 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours with a positivity rate of 2.5 per cent.

Hospitalizations dropped by 13 to 242 and ICU admissions decreased by nine to 58

Another two deaths have been reported bringing the total in the province to 2,280.

The total number of active cases dropped again in the province to 2,471 the lowest since October of last year.

Today, was the deadline to reach the 70% benchmark in order to celebrate Canada Day under Stage 3 restrictions in the Open for Summer plan.