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COVID-19 in Alberta: 38 deaths, 652 new cases on Wednesday

Thirty-eight more Albertans have died due to COVID-19, according to the province s latest data update that also saw 652 new cases reported Wednesday. 

The deaths are spread across six days and were in patients ranging in age from two individuals in their 30s to 11 persons aged over 80. The total number of COVID-19 deaths in Alberta rose to 2,901.

There are now 1,027 COVID-19 patients in hospital, including 236 in intensive care units. 

The province s active case count continued its recent downward trend, falling again to 14,218. 

Among eligible Albertans, 85.5 per cent have received a first dose of vaccine and 76.2 per cent have had two doses.

Those who have yet to receive any shot continue to make up the majority of new cases, active cases and severe outcomes including hospitalizations and deaths.

Over the past 120 days unvaccinated patients have accounted for 88 per cent of those in ICU and 66 per cent of deaths due to COVID-19.

The next data update is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

A man armed with a bow and arrow killed several people and wounded a number of others in attacks in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday, local police said.

The Department of National Defence says the incoming commander of Canada s army is under investigation by the military police.

Saskatchewan is a few intensive care patients away from having to activate its triage protocol, which means doctors in the province could soon have to decide who can and cannot get care in intensive care units.

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Hollywood s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasted into space Wednesday in a convergence of science fiction and science reality, reaching the final frontier aboard a ship built by Jeff Bezos Blue Origin company.

A Winnipeg woman is calling on people to continue to be mindful of COVID-19 after her husband died from the virus, despite being fully vaccinated.

New visualizations show how popular sites across the world, including Canada s H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and B.C. s Fisherman s Wharf Park, could be lost to rising sea levels if carbon emissions continue at their current rate.

A new report estimates that 1,437 Canadians lost vision due to delayed eye examinations and treatments caused by lockdowns in 2020.

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Two Albertans in their 30s were among those reported to have died.

The White House confirmed Tuesday night that the U.S. land and sea border will reopen to fully vaccinated visitors from Canada and Mexico in November; however, officials would not specify what vaccines would be accepted or if mixed doses will meet eligibility tests.
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