Alberta reports 247 new COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 cases in Alberta have kept surging ahead with 247 new cases identified in a 24-hour period. Recovered cases have also continued to climb but not as fast as the rate of new cases. Alberta Health’s most-recent report shows a total of 4,480 cases throughout the province against 1,549 recovered cases, leaving 2,931 in total active cases.

About 15% of the active cases, or 435, involved residents of continuing care facilities.

Coronavirus-related deaths were unchanged at 73, of which 48 – about 66% – were residents of continuing care facilities.

There are 83 people in hospital, up six from the day-ago report, with 20 in intensive care units.

Nine new cases were identified in the North Zone, which the Central Peace is a part of, in the past 24 hours, bringing the zone’s total to 182.

Below is a breakdown, by health zones, of COVID-19 cases across the province.

  • 3,110 cases in the Calgary Zone – 68%
  • 599 cases in the South Zone – 13%
  • 478 cases in the Edmonton Zone – 11%
  • 182 cases (plus 9) in the North Zone – 4%
  • 83 cases in the Central Zone – 2%
  • 33 cases (investigation continues to identify health zones) – 1%