57 new cases lowest since 3-digit highs

A total of 277 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, helping to elevate the total to 3,219, or about 55% of the 5,893 cases in Alberta.

While recovered cases are on the rise, the number of new cases has continued to be on the decline since Saturday. New cases were 97 on Saturday, 96 on Sunday and 70 on Monday. In the past 24 hours, 57 new cases were identified, the lowest daily count since confirmed cases were at three-digit highs.

For the second straight day, the downward trend continues in the Edmonton Zone, which had 504 cases on Sunday, 503 on Monday and 502 today.

Also for the second straight day, cases in the North Zone, which includes the Central Peace, Grande Prairie and surrouding areas, were unchanged at 221.

But deaths continued to plague the continuing care facilities. Today’s reported two fatalities were both residents of these facilities, which now account for 77 of the 106 coronavirus-related deaths in the province.

Cases at continuing care facilities are currently at 622, or about 23% of the 2,674 active cases in Alberta.

Eighty-seven people are currently in hospital, with 21 in intensive care units.

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

  • 3,957 cases in the Calgary Zone
  • 1,094 cases in the South Zone
  • 502 cases in the Edmonton Zone – (second day of cases falling)
  • 221 cases in the North Zone – (unchanged for second straight day)
  • 89 cases in the Central Zone – (unchanged from last report)
  • 30 cases (investigation continues to identify health zones)