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St. Albert reports 46 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

Twenty-four more residents have recovered from the virus.
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In the past 24 hours, St. Albert added 46 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total amount of active cases in the city to 358.

The province released new COVID-19 data on Friday, showing a total of 933 cases in the city since the pandemic began. Five hundred seventy two people have recovered.

Sturgeon County has 94 active cases, with 16 more residents recovering in the past 24 hours. Morinville has 54 cases with six residents recovering in the past 24 hours.

Currently, the Edmonton zone has the most cases of COVID-19 in the province with 8,578 people diagnosed with the virus. The Calgary zone has 6,666 cases.

The three rural health zones are also seeing case increases, with 1,251 cases in the central zone, 1,012 in the north zone and 603 in the south zone.

The province reported 1,828 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The positivity rate for testing has hit double digits for the first time, at 10.5 per cent.

In the past 24 hours, the province ran 17,186 COVID-19 tests.

There are currently 533 people in the hospital from the virus, including 99 in the ICU. The deaths of 15 more people due to the virus were reported on Friday, bringing the total of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 590.

“I want to share my deepest condolences to the family and friends of these individuals,” Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said.

Currently, there are 18,243 active cases in the province. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 46,018 Albertans have recovered.


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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