Alberta’s second coronavirus curve keeps climbing.
Another 141 new coronavirus cases were added to the province’s total on Tuesday, July 21, bringing it up to 9,728.
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The province’s active cases also saw a drastic increase, jumping from 1,109 on July 20 to 1,193 a day later — an increase of 84 over the course of 24 hours.
The last time Alberta saw this many active coronavirus cases was on May 13, when the first peak was on its way down, and prior to that the province had seen 1,162 active cases on April 18 as the first curve was on its way up and lockdown measures were in full force.
At its initial peak back at the end of April, Alberta was just shy of 3,000 active cases at a time. At its lowest on June 6, we had that number down to 333.
The majority of new and active cases have been detected in the Calgary zone, as well as with those aged 20 to 39.
Two new coronavirus-related deaths were also reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the pandemic’s total to 172.
Albertans are encouraged to continue physical distancing, practicing proper hand hygiene, and wearing masks when out in public.