Alberta's coronavirus case total rose by 105 over past 24 hours

Jul 17 2020, 3:26 pm

New numbers from the Province of Alberta show a significant increase in COVID-19 cases.

According to the provincial government’s daily update, there have been 105 new cases detected over the past 24 hours.

This marks the second day in a row that Alberta has seen an increase of over 100 new cases, and the number of active cases continues to rise, sitting at 859 as of July 17 after seeing a dip to the low 300s in June.

Two new coronavirus-related deaths were also seen since Thursday.

Calgary currently leads the province in active cases, with 385.

68 people are currently in hospital for the virus, with 13 of those in the ICU.

Outbreaks are currently being reported at a family gathering in La Crete, Edmonton’s Misericordia Community Hospital and the Good Samaritan (Southgate) Long Term Care home, Medicine Hat’s South Country Village supported living home and Friesen Livestock Ltd.

Calgary is currently facing nine outbreaks, at Carewest Garrison Green long term care facility, Father Lacombe Nursing Home, Generations Calgary long term care home, Cactus Club (Stephen Avenue), FGL Sports Warehouse, Fire N Ice Lounge, a high rise apartment building, a private gathering, and the Trinity Lodge Retirement Residence.

A total of 8,193 Albertans have recovered from coronavirus so far.

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