COVID-19 in Alberta: 412 new cases, 3 deaths on Wednesday
Alberta reported 412 new cases and three deaths in the province's COVID-19 update on Wednesday.
There are now 516 people in hospital with COVID-19, including 100 patients in intensive care units.
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The deaths are spread across three days bring the number of Albertans to have died due to COVID-19 up to 3,204.
They include that of a woman in her 30s from the South Zone. She is the 48th death in a person under 40.
Alberta is averaging about four deaths from COVID-19 a day over the past week.
Unvaccinated Albertans remain significantly more likely to suffer a severe outcome after contracting COVID-19, including hospitalization or death.
Among all Albertans, 74.8 per cent of the population have had at least a first dose. And, 70.1 per cent of the entire population have had a second dose.
The next data update is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
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