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Fifteen new cases of COVID-19 in St. Albert on Friday

Nine more people recovered in the city overnight.
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Fifteen more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in St. Albert and another nine people are now listed as recovered by the province.

On Friday, the province released new data showing the city's active cases went up by six in the past 24 hours, increasing from 157 to 163. Since the pandemic began, 1,872 St. Albertans have now been diagnosed and 1,683 have recovered. Twenty-eight residents have died.

Sturgeon County reported no new cases on Friday and five more recoveries, bringing down the county's active case count to 24. Five hundred thirty-three people have recovered in the county since the pandemic began. Two people have died.

Morinville recorded two new cases in the past 24 hours and no new recoveries. The active case count in the town now sits at 23, with 321 people having recovered since the pandemic began. Eight residents have died.

Across Alberta, another 643 cases were diagnosed in the past 24 hours with 13,091 tests done. The positivity rate sits at 4.9 per cent.

For the first time since Nov. 14, active cases have dropped below 10,000, coming in at 9,987 active cases on Friday.

There are currently 691 people in the hospital with 115 in the intensive care unit.

The deaths of another 12 Albertans were reported Friday. In total, 1,512 Albertans have now died since the pandemic began.

97,785 doses of vaccine have been given out as of Jan. 21.

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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