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Twenty new COVID-19 cases overnight in St. Albert

Another 18 people in the city are listed as recovered.
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Another 20 cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in St. Albert in the past 24 hours. 

On Wednesday, the province released new COVID-19 data showing total cases in the city since the pandemic began jumping from 1,830 to 1,850. 

Active cases increased by two, from 157 on Tuesday to 159 on Wednesday.  Another 18 people recovered from the virus, with recoveries increasing from 1,645 on Tuesday to 1,663 on Wednesday. 

In Sturgeon County, active cases sit at 31, while 524 people have recovered from the virus. 

Morinville has 20 active cases of COVID-19, while 320 people have recovered since the beginning of the pandemic. 

Across Alberta, another 669 cases were identified after 14,900 tests were completed. The provincial positivity rate sits at 4.5 per cent. 

So far, 167 schools are on alert and another two outbreaks have been declared. These schools have a total of 252 cases, with 18 arising from in-school transmission. 

There are 744 people in the hospital with 124 of them in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Another 21 new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours. 

Across Alberta, some 95,000 vaccine doses have been administered, with 18 adverse events reported, which is an overall rate lower than this year's pneumococcal vaccine program: six were allergic reactions while others included diarrhea, vomiting or rash.

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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