Dr. Hinshaw: 60% of active cases are under-40

Thirty new cases have been identified out of 7,746 tests completed in the past 24 hours, bringing active cases to 386. Fifty-three people sick with COVID-19 are in hospital, with six of them admitted in intensive care units.

No death was reported.

As Alberta enters Stage 2 of its economic re-launch, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the chief medical officer of health, said data have emerged showing a younger demographic testing positive for COVID-19.

“Sixty percent of our currently active cases are under the age of 40, and we are seeing a particular increase in those between 20 and 29,” she said.

“It is important for younger Albertans to remember that, while you may not be at risk for severe outcomes of infection, your actions are critical to protecting those around you . . . who are at higher risk.”

Active cases in continuing care facilities across Alberta, which suffered 115 deaths, are at 26.

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

  • Calgary Zone – 202 active cases (minus 2)
  • South Zone – 21 active cases (plus 1)
  • Edmonton Zone – 149 active cases (plus 9)
  • North Zone – 10 active cases (minus 2)
  • Central Zone – 2 active cases (unchanged)
  • There are 2 active cases and 11 recovered cases in zones that are yet to be confirmed.