New COVID-19 numbers are in from the Province of Alberta.
According to the most recent update, there were 160 new cases of coronavirus detected over the past 24 hours.
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This brings the province’s total to 17,909 over the course of the pandemic.
With 16,072 cases recovered and 266 dead as a result of the virus, there are now 1,571 active cases left within Alberta.
New daily cases have been increasing over the past three months following a low in June that saw an active case low of just 305 cases.
At its peak, Alberta saw 351 new cases of coronavirus in a single day on April 23 — roughly one week before active cases saw their own peak on April 30 at 2,994.
As always, Albertans are encouraged to practice safe physical distancing, maintain proper hand hygiene, wear a mask when out in public, and stay home if they are feeling at all sick.