The steady increase in active coronavirus cases Alberta has seen for the past week has finally ceased.
For the first time in four days, the Province of Alberta is reporting a decrease in active cases of the infectious virus as of Wednesday, September 23, stating that the total decreased by 45.
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This leaves Alberta’s count at 1,520, just over half as many as we saw at the peak of the pandemic back in April, but still five times the low we saw at the start of June following the strictest health measures.
Between September 18 and 21, Alberta’s count jumped from 1,378 to 1,541.
The province’s statistics also show that the majority of these current active cases are found in the Edmonton Zone, which accounts for 821 active cases and 501 of the new cases reported between September 16 and 22.
Albertans aged between 20 and 39 years old remain the demographic with the most active and new cases as well.
Alberta’s active cases were most likely to have been spread through close contact of another case.
As always, Albertans are encouraged to practice safe social distancing, wear masks when out in public, maintain proper hand hygiene, and stay home if they are feeling at all sick.