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St. Albert drops to 28 active cases of COVID-19 on Monday

Latest provincial data shows two new cases, seven people recovering over the weekend
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St. Albert dropped another five active cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, from 33 on Friday to 28 on Monday. 

Over the weekend, two new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed while another seven people recovered. 

In Sturgeon County, no new cases were diagnosed over the weekend while another four people recovered from the virus, dropping the active case count by four from 16 on Friday down to 12 on Monday. 

Morinville had two more people recover from the virus over the weekend and no new cases were diagnosed, which dropped the active case count from nine to seven. 

Across Alberta, there were 273 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed over the weekend after 6,100 tests were run for a positivity rate of 4.5 per cent. 

Another 11 variant cases were diagnosed in the past 24 hours and variants make up 3.5 per cent of all new cases in February. 

There are currently 324 people in the hospital with COVID-19, with 53 of those in intensive care. Sixteen more deaths have been reported to Alberta Health in the past 24 hours, many of which occurred in December but which are now being identified as being associated with COVID-19.

Since Jan. 11, there have been 840 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in schools and there are currently 235 schools that have alerts or outbreaks, which is 10 per cent of all schools. 

So far, 170,000 doses of vaccine have been given out across the province with 69,000 people 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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