Another 100 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Alberta on Sunday, marking the lowest daily number recorded since early September.

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One-hundred cases of COVID-19 were reported in Alberta on Sunday, marking the lowest daily number recorded since early September, as uptake for second doses of vaccine remains high.
The new cases reported Sunday came from nearly 4,900 tests, representing a positivity rate of two per cent slightly lower than the 2.45 per cent rate documented Saturday. This is the fewest cases reported in a single day since Sept. 8 when the province detected 96.
More good news, Alberta, Premier Jason Kenney said Sunday afternoon on Twitter.
An amazing turnaround from the spring spike, thanks to 2.7 million Albertans who have been vaccinated.
Nearly 30 per cent of Albertas eligible population those age 12 and over have returned to a clinic or pharmacy to receive their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Second-dose appointments were opened to everyone on Friday, though those who received a first shot of mRNA vaccine are asked to wait at least four weeks between shots.
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The vaccine momentum is going strong, Kenney said on Twitter.
As of (Saturday) night, 28.6 per cent of eligible Albertans had been fully vaccinated. Based on current bookings and supply, were on track to hit 37 per cent fully vaccinated a week from now, with a good chance that well exceed that number by then.
By end of day Saturday, Alberta had administered a total of 3,775,674 doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines, or the AstraZeneca vaccine.
More than 2.6 million of those are first shots, with 70.6 per cent of those eligible having gotten at least one vaccination up from 70.4 per cent the day before.
Albertans who have received a first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine are asked to call 811 to book their second shot, rather than booking online, and to wait at least eight weeks after their first dose to receive their second.
Alberta Health Services spokeswoman Lisa Laferriere said the health agency is asking for such bookings to be made over the phone due to vaccine supply and logistics.
Health Link will ensure those who wish to receive it are booked at a clinic near them, with the soonest available appointment, said Laferriere.
With Alberta having hit its goal to vaccinate 70 per cent with one dose, the province will enter Stage 3 of the reopening plan July 1 and nearly all restrictions will be lifted.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Albertas chief medical officer of health, encouraged everyone to book their vaccine appointment through AHSs online booking tool, 811 or at a pharmacy.
Getting vaccinated offers effective protection against COVID-19 and has us well-positioned for Stage 3. Lets keep up the good work, Hinshaw said Sunday on Twitter.
Albertas top doctor added that shell be returning to live briefings this week after a week off.
Across the province, there are currently 214 COVID-19 patients in hospital, including 53 requiring treatment in intensive-care units.
Alberta reported one additional death Sunday a woman in her 80s from the Calgary zone. Alberta has recorded 2,290 deaths due to COVID-19 since the pandemic started.
Banff reports zero active cases of COVID-19 in region
After consistently recording one of the highest case rates per population in the province during the third wave of infections, the Banff region reported there are now no active cases in the area. Banff was crushed by the third wave, with case rates of more than 1,000 per 100,000 population.
Im going to need a moment. Thank you, Banff/Lake Louise, Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen said Saturday on Twitter, sharing a photo of Alberta Healths website showing zero active cases for the region.
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Banff is in AHS Calgary zone, where nearly 50 per cent of the provinces 2,127 active cases are located.
The Calgary zone is home to 1,005 active cases, while the Edmonton and North zones have just over 400 cases each, the Central zone has 218 and the South zone has 78.
 With files from Dylan Short
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