Kenney, Hinshaw to provide update on Alberta's COVID-19 vaccine rollout

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"The reason we are at this critical stage of the pandemic in Alberta with record high daily case counts and intensive care numbers is precisely because, for whatever reason, too many Albertans are ignoring the rules we now have in place", says Kenney.

The premier didn't provide specifics of the plan during Monday's briefing, but confirmed that the cabinet committee that decides public health measures will meet to discuss the plan.

"Cases and hospitalizations are rising faster than our vaccines are arriving", the premier said.

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He went on to implore Albertans to take the pandemic seriously. "We need to bend the curve in the next few weeks. And we all want to see this pandemic over", Kenney said.

With teachers and other school staff allowed to book vaccine appointments tomorrow, Dr. Deena Hinshaw reminded people the importance of everyone eligible choosing protection for themselves and those around them. Of these, 251 have had only one new case occur as a result.

Across Alberta, there are 23,608 active cases, up 688 from Sunday, and 171, 212 recovered cases, up 1,320.

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Alberta's total cases from the start of the pandemic is 196,910. Outbreaks are declared in 350 schools, with a total of 4,285 cases.

The positivity rate is about 13 per cent.

There are now 658 individuals in hospital due to the virus, including 154 in intensive care.

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As of May 2, 1,640,303 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the province, and 301,398 Albertans are now fully immunized with two doses of the vaccine.

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