COVID-19 still presents a very serious threat to Alberta’s public health.
Though bars, restaurants, barbershops, and movie theatres have all reopened for the summer under new public health guidelines, Alberta is still seeing a drastic increase in new cases compared to where we were at just one month ago.
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At the province’s lowest, it had active coronavirus cases down to the 300s. New numbers from the Province of Alberta state that active cases have surged past 1,000 as of this past weekend.
Over the past three days, 368 new coronavirus cases were detected, with 165 on July 17, 106 on July 18, and 97 on July 19.
The majority of these new cases were found in Calgary, which accounted for 211 of those cases and now has 553 of the province’s active cases.
The number of Albertans in intensive care more than doubled this weekend, jumping from eight to 17 over the past three days, while a total of 86 are now in hospital.
A total of 170 people have died from the virus, three more than reported last Friday.
Of Alberta’s current 1,109 active cases, nearly half are found in those aged 20 to 39.
Twenty- to 29-year-olds account for 300 active cases in the province, while 214 are 30- to 39-year-olds. The next closest age demographic is 50- to 59-year-olds with just 118 of the total.