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Active COVID-19 cases in St. Albert drop on Tuesday

On Tuesday the province released new COVID-19 data showing five more cases were diagnosed in the city while another 20 people recovered from the virus.
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COVID-19 data from the province on Tuesday showed 255 active cases.

St. Albert saw active COVID-19 cases drop overnight by 15, from 270 to 255.

On Tuesday, the province released new COVID-19 data showing five more cases were diagnosed in the city while another 20 people recovered from the virus.

In Sturgeon County, active cases dropped from 104 on Monday to 97 on Tuesday.

Morinville saw active cases rise from 31 on Monday to 33 on Tuesday.

Across Alberta, another 1,743 were diagnosed in the past 24 hours after 14,585 tests were run for a positivity rate of 12 per cent.

876 variant cases were detected overnight and variants now make up 62.3 per cent, or 14,728, of all 23,623 active cases in the province.

Another nine new deaths were reported to Alberta Health in the last 24 hours, bringing the total deaths to 2,099 since the pandemic began.

There are now 671 people in the hospital, an increase of 13 from the previous day and 150 of those in intensive care, a decrease of four from Monday.

There have been 1,668,455 vaccine doses given out as of May 3, an increase of 28,152 from Tuesday. So far 303,509 Albertans have been fully immunized with both doses.


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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