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St. Albert records slight increase in active COVID-19 cases

On Monday, the province released new COVID-19 data showing the city has slightly increased in cases again. 
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Active cases of COVID-19 in St. Albert have increased to 22, after dropping to a recent low of 20 before the weekend. 

On Monday, the province released new COVID-19 data showing the city has slightly increased in cases again. 

On Feb. 25, St. Albert dropped to a low of 20 active cases and plateaued there for three days but on Sunday the city jumped to 21 active cases and by Monday the city increased to 22. This is still a fraction of the highest amount of active cases the city has seen, which was 375 on Dec. 14.

Over the weekend, the province received a report of another death in St. Albert from the virus at the Youville Home. The city has counted 43 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began.

For the fifth day in a row, Sturgeon County has three active cases of COVID-19.

Morinville has been bouncing between six and seven active cases for the past nine days, with the active case count currently sitting at seven. 

Across Alberta on Monday, there were another 291 cases of COVID-19 identified after 5,900 tests were run for a positivity rate of 4.9 per cent. 

There are currently active alerts or outbreaks in 236 schools or 10 per cent of schools in the province. 

Another 37 cases of the variant have been identified in the province, bringing the total up to 457. 

The R-value – the number of infections caused from a person who has COVID-19 – is sitting at 1.01, with Edmonton at 1.16, Calgary at 1.01 and the rest of the province at 0.94. 

There are currently 257 people in the hospital with COVID-19 and 48 in the ICU. Monday brought reports of two more COVID-19 deaths in the province.


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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