Someone in St. Albert has died from COVID-19.On Tuesday, Alberta Health Services (AHS) data showed one member of the local community has passed away from the pandemic. It is the first death the city has seen since the pandemic started in mid-March.
AHS data shows the city has seen 37 cases in the four months since COVID-19 descended on the province, with 30 recovered, six active cases and one death.
The provincial health authority has issued no additional details on the local death.
Cases in St. Albert have been on the rise over the past couple weeks.
Currently in the province there are 620 active cases of COVID-19. A total of 157 people have died.
There are 54 people currently hospitalized and six in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) right now. The average age of death from COVID-19 in the province is 83 years.
We will update this as more information becomes available.
Jennifer Henderson is the Local Journalism Initiative reporter for Great West Newspapers. Her position is funded by the Government of Canada.