Active coronavirus cases in Alberta highest they've been since September 6

Oct 1 2020, 10:44 pm

Active cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in Alberta.

The Province of Alberta’s new numbers show that September 30 marked yet another jump to the amount of currently active cases of coronavirus, which has been steadily rising since September 23.

With 1,596, Alberta has more active cases than it had seen all throughout June, July, and August, and is on the cusp of surpassing the high we saw at the start of September with 1,683 cases on September 7.

Previous to that peak, Alberta last saw active cases above 1,600 during the initial spike back in April and May, which reached a high of 2,994 as of April 30 before dropping down below the 1,600 mark by May 10.

Edmonton currently has the largest concentration of active coronavirus cases at 851, while Calgary has 587 of its own.

Of Alberta’s 18,235 detected cases of coronavirus over the course of the pandemic, 16,370 have recovered and 269 have died.

As always, Albertans are encouraged to practice safe social distancing, wear a mask when in public, maintain proper hand hygiene, and stay home if they are feelings sick.

Chandler WalterChandler Walter

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