Active coronavirus cases down in Edmonton, up in Calgary

Oct 28 2020, 3:40 pm

Edmonton has finally seen a dip in active coronavirus cases after what has been over two weeks of a steady rise across the province.

Now sitting at 4,793 active infections, Alberta is yet again at the highest it has ever been over the course of the pandemic, and while Edmonton still has the most active cases out of the province’s five regions, things look to be cooling down for the city.

New numbers from the Province of Alberta show that Edmonton’s active infection count dropped by 45 over the past 24 hours from 2,290 on October 27 to 2,245 on October 28.

Calgary, on the other hand, saw an increase of 116 over that same timespan, jumping from 1,672 to 1,788 as of Wednesday.

The south Zone increased by two cases, marking the only other region in Alberta to see a rise, rather than a decrease, in active cases.

The past 24 hours also saw four additional deaths related to coronavirus, bringing the province’s fatality total to 313.

As of Wednesday, October 28, there have been 21,459 recovered cases, 26,565 total cases, and 1,764,020 coronavirus tests conducted since the pandemic began.

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

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