COVID-19 outbreak at Calgary hospital linked to Delta variant grows to 33, including 10 fully vaccinated

COVID-19 outbreak at Calgary hospital linked to Delta variant grows to 33, including 10 fully vaccinated

A COVID-19 outbreak at a Calgary hospital linked to the more-contagious Delta variant of the virus has grown to 33 people, including 10 who were fully vaccinated. Kerry Williamson, executive director of communications for Alberta Health Services, or AHS, said the majority of cases linked to the current outbreak at the Foothills Medical Centre are mild, though two patients have required intensive care. AHS publicly reported the outbreak earlier this week, when 20 people had been infected. Mr. Williamson said an investigation is under way to identify how the cases were acquired but that the majority seemed hospital-related. Despite the increase, one unit was taken off outbreak status on Wednesday, and no new cases have been reported on one of the units since May 20, he said. Alberta businesses gear up for next stage of provincial reopening plan amid concerns of Delta variant Experts have raised concern about the variants, and the Delta variant in particular, which is proving more effective at infecting people who have only had one dose of a two-dose regimen. The Delta variant, which was fist …
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