GP County now has 3 confirmed COVID-19 cases

One COVID-19 case was confirmed for the North Zone today, April 7, and that one case occurred in the County of Grande Prairie, which currently now has three active cases. The North Zone, an area that also includes the City of Grande Prairie as well as the Central Peace and surrounding communities, now has a total of 90 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Throughout Alberta, 25 new cases were reported within a 24-hour period, bringing the new provincial COVID-19 tally to 1,373. The low numbers are far from an indication that COVID-19 is easing up or has been contained.

“Low cases are likely partially a delayed result of the testing changes implemented on March 23,” which prioritize groups at highest risk of local exposure and at-risk populations, a government report said. “Despite aggressive measures, cases are expected to continue to rise,” the report added.

Alberta also confirms two COVID-19 deaths today, bringing the total deaths in the province to 26.

Below is a breakdown of the COVID-19 cases across the province:

  • 835 cases in the Calgary Zone
  • 358 cases in the Edmonton Zone
  • 90 cases in the North Zone
  • 66 cases in the Central Zone
  • 22 cases in the South Zone
  • two cases (location remains under investigation)

Of these cases, 42 people are in hospital, and 15 of whom have been admitted to intensive care units.

Four hundred forty-seven people have so far recovered.