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Active cases in St. Albert drop by 12 on Tuesday

Another five COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in the city overnight, while 17 more people recovered.
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Data from the province for St. Albert on April 13.

St. Albert saw a drop in active COVID-19 cases driven by more than 17 people recovering from the virus overnight.

On Tuesday, the province released new COVID-19 data showing the city dropped in active case numbers from 159 on Monday to 147 on Tuesday.

Recoveries increased from 2,055 to 2,072 overnight, marking an increase of 17.

Another five COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in the city overnight, bringing the total cases the city has seen so far from 2,257 to 2,262.

In Sturgeon County, active cases held steady at 82 for the second day in a row. Morinville also plateaued at 42 active cases for the second day.

Across Alberta, another 1,081 new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed overnight after 12,000 tests were run for a positivity rate of 8.9 per cent.

Another 705 variants of concern were found, and now variants of concern make up 52 per cent of active cases.

There are active alerts or outbreaks in 453 schools, or 19 per cent of schools in the province. Since Jan. 11, provincial schools have had 2,653 cases of COVID-19.

There are currently 402 people in the hospital with COVID-19 and 88 of them are in intensive care. Another three deaths were reported to Alberta Health, bringing the total deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began up to 2,021.

Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said cases in the province are continuing to rise.

“If we do not see growth slowing soon, further measures may be required.”

So far, 970,272 Vaccine doses have been given out as of as of April 12.

Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

About the Author: Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Jennifer Henderson is the Local Journalism Initiative reporter for Great West Newspapers based in St. Albert, Alta.
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