Alberta reported 908 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday for a total of 18,813 active cases across the province.
Alberta's chief medical officer of health says the province in making changes to quarantine rules for people who have been vaccinated for COVID-19.
There are now 665 Albertans in hospital with COVID-19, 177 of which are in ICU, and 2,162 deaths. Hinshaw also reported six new deaths related to the illness.
The last time the positivity rate was below 7 per cent was back on March 31 this year when the positivity rate was 6.74 per cent after completing 13,645 tests. There are now 15,502 active cases in the province, the fewest since April 14 and significantly below the third-wave peak of more than 25,000 active infections. Of those, 3,729 were in the Edmonton zone, 6,964 in Calgary, 2,375 in the North zone, 1,627 in the Central zone and 803 in southern Alberta.
Across Alberta, there are 17,675 active cases, down 1,138 from Wednesday, and 202,442 recovered cases, up 1,946. The R-value measures the number of people an infected person will spread the illness to on average.
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The province has now administered more than 2.27 million vaccine doses.
Alberta reported a record-setting 89,111 new vaccinations Friday.
Alberta's total cases from the start of the pandemic is 222,279. Hinshaw said it's safe for children to return to school, citing a sharp decline in cases among school-aged children as numbers in the wider community started to drop.
Just over 50 per cent of Albertans aged 12 and up have received at least one dose of vaccine, and seven per cent are now considered fully immunized after receiving their second dose.