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CALGARY — Most people who tested positive at a Calgary hospital for the more contagious COVID-19 variant first reported in India had mild symptoms, except one person who was admitted into intensive care.

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Several people connected to the Delta variant outbreak at Foothills Medical Centre were also fully immunized before testing positive, health officials confirmed earlier in the week. 

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Sixteen patients on two units of the hospital tested positive for the variant, as well as six health-care workers.

"It's important to remember that even after immunization, it’s still possible to contract COVID-19," Kerry Williamson, spokesman for Alberta Health Services, said in an email Friday.

"However, if immunized with either one or two doses, people are less likely to experience severe illness or require hospitalization."

Williamson could not say if the person who needed treatment in ICU was vaccinated.

He said of those infected with the variant, six patients and five health-care workers were fully immunized with two doses of vaccine. Seven patients and one health-care worker had one dose.

Three patients were not immunized, Williamson said. 


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