Active cases of coronavirus reach record high in Alberta

Oct 19 2020, 10:06 pm

Active coronavirus cases in Alberta are now higher than they’ve ever been.

New numbers from the Province of Alberta show that the previous peak, which was seen back on April 30 with 3,022 active cases, was surpassed as of this weekend, now showing a current total of 3,138 cases.

Labs detected 898 new cases of coronavirus for the province between October 16 and 18, breaking down as 311 on October 16, 231 on October 17, and 356 on October 18.

Sunday’s singular total also marked a new record for the highest number of cases detected in a single day, a high that had previously been set on October 7.

The majority of the province’s active cases can be found in the Edmonton region, which accounts for 1,604 of the 3,138 total.

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Calgary comes in as a close second with 998 as of last count.

Albertans aged 20 to 29 were the demographic most likely to have an active case and to have been a new case reported between October 12 and 18.

1,307 of the province’s active cases were infected through unknown exposure, the province’s statistics show.

As always, Albertans are encouraged to practice physical distancing, wear a mask when out in public, maintain proper hand hygiene, and stay at home if they are feeling sick.

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