COVID-19 in Alberta: 9 deaths, 387 new cases on Tuesday

EDMONTON — Alberta added fewer than 500 new cases of COVID-19 for a second straight as the province reported 387 new infections Tuesday. 

Nine more Albertans, ranging in age from their 40s to 80s, were also reported to have died Tuesday. There have now been 2,192 deaths due to COVID-19 in Alberta since the start of the pandemic.

Active cases fell for a 15th straight day, down to 12,078, about where the active case count was near the end of the first week of April.

There are 565 COVID-19 patients in hospitals, including 158 in intensive care units.

The province reported a 9.85 per cent test positivity Tuesday based on 3,998 tests. 

Nearly 2.2 million Albertans, or about 49.2 per cent of the population, have now received at least a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and more than 354,000 are fully immunized. 

Premier Jason Kenney has hinted that his government will unveil its latest reopening plan later this week.

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