Active COVID cases decreasing in all Alberta regions except Edmonton

Aug 14 2020, 3:06 pm

Active COVID-19 cases are down in most of Alberta, though you wouldn’t be able to tell by looking at the province’s total.

New coronavirus numbers from the Province of Alberta show that, over the past 24 hours, Alberta saw a net zero increase or decrease in active cases.

Just as we saw on Thursday, active cases currently sit at 1,036.

However, there were some changes to active cases when looking at individual regions, which finds that four out of Alberta’s five regions have seen a decrease.

Edmonton is the only outlier, with an increase of 22 active cases since Thursday — essentially nullifying the progress made in the other parts of the province.

While Edmonton sits at 497 active cases, Calgary dropped from 314 to 305 over the past day, the Central Zone from 88 to 81, the South Zone from 52 to 45, and the North Zone from 104 to 103.

There are also five active cases with an unknown region.

The past 24 hours also saw one new coronavirus-related death, bringing the fatality total in Alberta to 221 over the course of the pandemic.

Of the 12,053 detected cases, 10,796 cases have recovered so far.

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