Alberta’s chief medical officer says most of 11 Omicron COVID-19 cases were vaccinated

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The total number of Omicron variant COVID-19 cases in Alberta remains 11, but the province’s chief medical officer of health expects that number to rise.

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Dr. Dina Hinshaw also says that seven out of 11 people were fully vaccinated, two were partially vaccinated and two were not vaccinated.

Alberta Health is still collecting data on Omicron’s impact and spread, but Hinshaw says early signs are those who contract the variant can avoid serious consequences if vaccinated.

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It also recorded 240 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of around 4,100 active cases.

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373 people are sick in hospital, including 76 in intensive care.

Hinshaw says more than 60,000 young people aged 5 to 11 have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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