Alberta's first dose vaccination rate sits at 69.4 per cent on Tuesday, June 15. The province is just shy of its 70 per cent benchmark for moving to Stage 3 of Open for Summer.
As well, uptake in second dose vaccinations is rising and there is now 22 per cent of residents fully immunized against COVID-19.
The rising number of vaccinations is being met with lower COVID-19 numbers.
Dr. Andre Corriveau, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health delivered a live update in Dr. Hinshaw's absence.
- There were 127 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the past 24 hours with a positivity rate of 2.9%.
- There were 85 new cases of variants of concern identified in the past 24 hours.
- There are 271 people in hospital with 68 of those in ICU.
- Sadly, four additional deaths were reported in the past 24 hours bringing the total in the province to 2,274.
- There are active alerts or outbreaks in 216 schools or nine per cent of schools in the province.
- The province now has 2,804 active cases, the lowest number since October 18, 2020.
- Rocky View County remains at 19 active cases while Cochrane is reporting 14 active cases.
Dr. Corriveau echoed Dr. Hinshaw in his message that "Vaccines are safe, effective and they do save lives. In Canada, we benefit from a thorough scientific review process for safety efficacy and quality. To date, we have had 559 adverse events reported which represent roughly .015 per cent of the people who have been vaccinated."