After a lull in active cases, both the County and City of Wetaskiwin are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases as numbers rise across the province.
Tuesday, the Government of Alberta identified 407 new cases across the province, 74 per cent of which are in unvaccinated people. Eight per cent of the cases are partially vaccinated individuals and 16.86 per cent are fully vaccinated.
Data on the Government of Alberta’s municipal COVID-19 statistics maps show that as of Tuesday the City of Wetaskiwin has 12 active cases. Since the start of the pandemic the city has had a total of 989 COVID-19 cases and eight virus deaths.
The County of Wetaskiwin including Maskwacis has 31 active cases.
There are now 5,624 active cases in the province and there are 176 people currently hospitalized by COVID-19, 44 of the hospitalized individuals are in an intensive care unit.
On Tuesday, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw encouraged young Albertans to get vaccinated.
“With school starting soon and extra-curricular activities ramping up for many students, please do your part to protect (Albertans) of all ages from COVID-19,” Hinshaw said on Twitter. “If you were born in 2009 onwards, get vaccinated ASAP.”
To date, 68 per cent of eligible Albertans age 12 and up are fully vaccinated and 76.9 per cent have received at least one dose.