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Forty new COVID-19 cases recorded in St. Albert over the weekend

31 more residents recovered from the virus.
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Provincial COVID-19 data on Monday showed 270 active cases in St. Albert.

St. Albert added 40 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, with 31 more residents recovering from the virus.

On Monday, St. Albert's active cases sat at 270, nine higher than on Friday.

The city moved into new COVID-19 hotspot restrictions on Friday as it surpassed 250 active cases and 350 active cases per 100,000.

In Sturgeon County, active cases dropped from 108 to 104. Morinville saw active cases drop from 35 down to 31.

On Monday, the province recorded another 2,012 new cases of COVID-19, after 15,000 tests were run for a positivity rate of 13.2 per cent.

As a result of surging cases, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said his government would be imposing new health restrictions on Tuesday. It is not yet known what those will look like.

Another 1,900 variant cases were identified overnight and they now make up 63.8 per cent of the record-high active cases in the province at 23,608.

Alberta also has a record-high amount of people in intensive care right now with 154 people in the ICU, while another 658 are in the hospital.

The R value, the number of infections each infected person causes, is sitting at 1.12 across the province, with Edmonton at 0.99, Calgary sitting at 1.16 and the rest of Alberta at 1.18.

By Monday, 808 schools were on active alert or outbreak status, which is about 33 per cent of schools in province.

Last week’s restrictions

The new restrictions imposed on Friday April 30 had St. Albert move all junior and senior high school students online by Monday. All indoor fitness and sports were shut down starting Friday April 30 and restaurants will be asked to more strictly police patios to ensure only members of the same household are dining together.

The city will have to close indoor fitness and recreation activities at Servus Place, Fountain Park Pool and Jarome Iginla/Kinex Arenas for at least two weeks.

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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