Public told to continue with health, safety practices

As stage one of the relaunch strategy has begun, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, reminds the public that health and safety practices, including physical distancing, frequent handwashing and other measures, will continue.

“This is our new normal,” she said, adding: “We are entering a new world together, and we will succeed by supporting each other through the challenges that relaunch presents. We have never needed each other more than we do now, and we will get through this together.”

Where physical distancing isn’t possible, wearing non-medical masks can help limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19, Dr. Hinshaw said.

Latest COVID-19 Numbers
A total of 129 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 5,205 and leaving active cases in Alberta at 1,131, down 80 from the last report.

Deaths edged up to 121, with one life lost in a Calgary continuing care facility within the 24-hour period. Average age of COVID-19 fatalities in Alberta is 82, according to Alberta Health data.

There are 100 active cases from outbreaks in continuing care facilities and 569 residents who have now fully recovered.

The number of people in hospital has gone down to 65, down five from from the last report. Ten are in intensive care.

Below is a breakdown, by health zones, of active COVID-19 cases in Alberta.

  • Calgary Zone – 915 active cases (minus 75)
  • South Zone – 113 active cases (minus 4)
  • Edmonton Zone – 63 active cases (plus 2)
  • North Zone – 20 active cases (minus 1)
  • Central Zone – 11 active cases (minus 3)
  • There are 9 active cases and 19 recovered cases in zones that are yet to be confirmed.