Hospitalizations and intensive care admissions continued to rise in Alberta on Tuesday as the province reported 1,434 new cases of COVID-19.
Alberta now has 18,265 active cases and 822 hospitalizations related to COVID-19, including a new pandemic high of 212 intensive care admissions.
More than 90 percent of ICU admissions are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said on Twitter.
She also reported nine deaths caused by COVID-19.
COVID-19 CABINET COMMITTEE MEETING
Government officials met Tuesday morning to discuss the increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations in the province and Premier Jason Kenney canceled an upcoming trip to northern Alberta to meet with his caucus instead .
“The Premier has canceled his scheduled trip to Ft. McMurray and is currently meeting with cabinet and caucus colleagues regarding the COVID-19 situation in Alberta,” Christine Myatt, director of government communications, told CTV News Edmonton .
The Alberta Medical Association calls for immediate action and believes the measures announced on September 3 will not be enough.
On Monday evening, Hinshaw told doctors in Calgary the restrictions were lifted too early.
On Tuesday, the provincial government said its printable proof of vaccination card would be available on Thursday.
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