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St. Albert active COVID-19 cases jump to 141

Another 21 people have been diagnosed with the virus, while four more have recovered.
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Data from the province showed 141 active COVID-19 cases in St. Albert on Thursday.

Active cases in St. Albert jumped by 17 overnight as another 21 people were diagnosed with the virus and another four people recovered. 

On Thursday, the province released new COVID-19 showing active cases in the city climbing from 124 to 141 on Thursday. 

Sturgeon County jumped to 52 active cases, up from 44 reported on Wednesday, marking an increase of eight active cases. 

Morinville hit 28 active cases overnight, an increase from 20 the day before. The town is seeing a jump in COVID-19 cases after sitting at zero active cases for five days at the end of March. 

Across the province, another 1,429 cases were reported on Thursday, the highest number so far in 2021, bringing the total active cases to 12,187.

The province ran 15,203 tests for a positivity rate of 9.4 per cent.

There are currently 340 Albertans in the hospital with 83 of them in intensive care. Another three deaths were reported, bringing the provincial total up to 2,005. 


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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