Provincial health officials recorded 1,890 new coronavirus cases, a significant decrease from the 2,400 cases reported on Thursday. The 7-day rolling average of new infections is now 2,064, down from 2,616 a week ago. In the previous 24 hours, 37,126 tests were processed in provincial labs, down from 45,406 the day before.
Two of the most recent deaths occurred between the ages of 20 and 39, seven between the ages of 40 and 59, and ten between the ages of 60 and 69. Since mid-December, more than 7.7 million doses of vaccine have been administered across the province, and at least 495,757 people have been fully vaccinated against the disease.
Since the first case was identified in January 2020, the province’s death toll has risen to 8,579, with 488,201 recoveries and nearly 519,000 lab-confirmed cases of the coronavirus. According to health officials, the province’s positivity rate has risen to 5.4 percent, up from 5.2 percent on Thursday.