Alberta has seen an increase in coronavirus cases in millennials

Jul 2 2020, 3:16 pm

An update from the Province of Alberta has supplied new info on coronavirus cases in the province.

According to Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw, there have been 64 new cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of known cases to 8,202.

However, of that total, only 542 are still active.

Hinshaw also noted that there are a total of 44 coronavirus-related hospitalizations.

There was one new death over the past 24 hours, bringing the total coronavirus-related deaths to 155 in Alberta.

Hinshaw warned that, although many activities, businesses, and restaurants have reopened as part of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy, the threat of coronavirus is still out there.

“It will be with us all summer and into the fall and it will almost certainly be here when we ring in the new year,” she said.

She also noted that there has been an increase in cases for millennials.

“In Alberta, we continue to identify cases in all age groups, and have seen a particular increase in those aged 20 to 39,” Hinshaw said.

“In the last month alone, we have seen family barbecues, funerals, birthday parties, and other get-togethers lead to dozens of new cases. The good news is that we are not powerless. It is on us to decided what the rest of 2020 will look like. Whatever outcome we want to swe this year, whether it’s in-school classes resuming in the fall, keeping our favourite restaurants open, or keeping older friends and family members safe, we have the power to help make that a reality.”

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