COVID-19: Alberta health minister says current wave “receding” in the province | FULL
Wastewater and PCR testing data shows Alberta is coming down from the latest wave of COVID-19, officials announced on Wednesday.
“The peak of BA.2 cases has passed and the current wave is receding,” Health Minister Jason Copping told reporters.
Between May 17 and May 23, the province’s PCR positivity rate ranged from 13.7 per cent to 20.4 per cent, with an average of 17.5 per cent for the week.
That’s compared to an average of 20 per cent for the last reporting period, Copping said.
But as it appears Alberta is coming out of the BA.2 Omicron subvariant wave, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health announced the province confirmed its first case of a new subvariant over the past week.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw confirmed a case of BA.4 has been detected in Alberta. This subvariant, along with BA.5, has been identified in countries around the world. Early evidence shows it is more easily transmitted than previous subvariants but shows no sign that it causes any higher risk of serious outcomes.
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