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Wednesday data shows 24 new cases of COVID-19 in St. Albert

Another 15 people recovered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recovered cases up to 1,564 so far. One hundred ninety-three people are currently listed as having the virus.
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Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Deena Hinshaw. CHRIS SCHWARZ/Government of Alberta

Twenty-four new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed overnight in St. Albert.

On Wednesday, the province released new COVID-19 data showing the total number of cases the city has seen so far increasing from 1,761 to 1,785.

Another 15 people recovered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recovered cases up to 1,564 so far. One hundred ninety-three people are currently listed as having the virus.

Sturgeon County recorded no new cases overnight. Wednesday's numbers showed the county has 40 active cases, with four more people listed as having recovered. In total, 505 people have recovered since the pandemic began.

Morinville saw four more cases diagnosed overnight, while 12 more people recovered. The town now has 29 active cases and 305 people have recovered since the pandemic began.

Across Alberta, there were another 875 cases of COVID-19 identified in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of active cases to 12,838.

The province ran 15,880 tests for COVID-19 with a positivity rate of 5.3 per cent. 

Some 820 Albertans are in the hospital due to COVID-19, including 137 in intensive care. 

In the past 24 hours, 23 more deaths were reported to Alberta Health. So far, 1,368 Albertans have died from the virus. To date, 905 of those people lived in long-term care facilities or supportive/home living sites. There are currently 1,051 active and 6,839 recovered cases at long-term care facilities and supportive/home living sites.

As of Jan. 12, 58,144 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta.


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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