Coronavirus: Alberta records 195 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths on Tuesday | FULL

Alberta confirmed 12 additional deaths connected to COVID-19 on Tuesday, as the province identified 195 new cases, including one new variant.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw said 7,003 COVID-19 tests were done in the last 24 hours, putting Alberta’s positivity rate at about 3.2 per cent.

There are 427 Albertans in hospital with COVID-19, including 78 individuals in ICU.

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health said one additional variant case has been identified, bringing Alberta’s total to 104.

As of Tuesday, Alberta has administered 124,325 doses of vaccine. That includes 32,700 people who have received both doses, meaning less than 0.75 per cent of Alberta’s total population is fully immunized.

The province says about 63 per cent of residents in long-term care and designated supportive living have received two doses of vaccine.

The 12 deaths that were reported to Alberta Health in the last 24 hours bring the provincial death toll from COVID-19 to 1,722.

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