EDMONTON, AB – More than 17,000 Albertans are now fully immunized for COVID-19, having received two doses.

As of Feb. 1, just over 107,400 doses of vaccine had been administered in the province.

New daily cases and hospitalizations, province-wide, continue to trend downward as well with a provincial positivity rate of 3.5 percent reported Tuesday.

There were however, 13 additional deaths with one linked to an outbreak at Meadowlands in Medicine Hat involving a woman in her 90’s.

As for new cases in the South Zone, there were 21 in total over the past day and 12 of them were in Lethbridge.

The number of active cases in the city rose slightly from 141 to 143.

Variant cases are also on the rise in Alberta, up to 57 in total, with eight of them having no known link to travel.

Officials confirm half of those eight are connected to an outbreak at a daycare though they aren’t releasing the specific location.