Public told “to remain cautious” even as cases slowed

In the past 24 hours, 257 have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total higher to 3,809, or about 63%, of the 6,017 cases in Alberta. There have also been 54 new cases, leaving active cases at 2,208.

Two people have died, bringing the total fatalities in the province to 114, of whom 83 were residents of continuing care facilities. Cases at these facilities are currently at 632, or 29% of active cases.

Eighty-five people are currently in hospital, and 18 have been admitted to intensive care units.

Even as new cases have slowed in the past few days, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, is asking the public “to remain cautious.”

“I am asking you to keep being creative about other ways of connecting and sharing meaningful moments,” she said, adding: “Gatherings of no more than 15 are allowed, but as you plan ways of connecting, please consider all your options and make sure that any gathering that happens in person is well-planned and ensures physical distancing, no sharing of food or drink, and make sure you are thinking about ways for those who are at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID to participate remotely.”

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

  • 4,044 cases in the Calgary Zone
  • 1,124 cases in the South Zone
  • 505 cases in the Edmonton Zone
  • 226 cases in the North Zone
  • 94 cases in the Central Zone
  • 24 cases (investigation continues to identify health zones)