Alberta sees another record-breaking day for coronavirus cases

Oct 30 2020, 3:45 pm

October 30 marked another record day in Alberta for coronavirus cases.

New numbers from the Province of Alberta show that active cases continue to rise, reaching a new high since they surpassed April 30th’s past peak of 3,021 back on October 18.

Active cases are now sitting at 5,172 province-wide, with over 2,000 cases seen in each Calgary and Edmonton.

The most-recent coronavirus case count also clocked October 29 as the highest single-day increase in new cases that the province has seen across the entire pandemic.

There were a total of 622 new cases found on October 29 alone, the result of 12,938 tests.

Hospitalizations and ICU admissions are also higher than they’ve ever been, with 140 people in hospital and 25 of which are receiving intensive care.

As always, Albertans are encouraged to practice safe physical distancing, wear a mask when out in public, maintain proper hand hygiene, and stay home if you are feeling sick.

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