Alberta reports lowest daily increase in new coronavirus cases in a month

Aug 6 2020, 4:01 pm

Coronavirus cases in Alberta continue to decrease.

New numbers from the Province of Alberta show that daily new cases are on the decline, with just 59 detected over the past 24 hours.

To put that into some context, the last time that Alberta saw that few new cases in one day was back on July 8, right before we saw an increase in new daily cases that hit a peak of 169 positive test on July 17, and active cases reach a high of 1,414 on July 26.

Province of Alberta

It has been nearly one week since both Calgary and Edmonton enacted mandatory mask bylaws for public buildings and transit, and active case numbers have been on a steady decline since July 29.

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Province of Alberta

The province is still nowhere near the low numbers it had been seeing at the end of May in the recovery following the height of the virus in April, when new daily cases were as low as 13 on May 25 and active cases dropped to 355 on June 4, but it appears we’re heading in the right direction.

As always, Albertans are encouraged to follow public health protocols, which include physical distancing, maintaining hand-hygiene, wearing a mask when in public, and staying home when sick.

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