Some relatively good news regarding COVID-19 in Alberta.
New numbers from the province show that September 8 saw 97 new cases of coronavirus detected within Alberta, marking the first time in over two weeks that fewer than 100 new daily cases were seen.
The last time sub-100 cases were seen was back on Monday, August 24, which registered just 71 new cases. The day before that saw 68, but the days to follow surged to as high as 181 over the 24 hours of August 29.
Active cases have also been on the rise over the past two weeks, jumping from 1,137 on August 24 to a high of 1,695 on September 7.
The low number of new cases on September 8 helped with the active case count, however, dropping the total by 110 to 1,585 as of Tuesday.
The majority of the decline came from the Calgary and Edmonton regions, which saw active case decreases of 77 and 35, respectively.
Hopefully Tuesday marks the start of another steady descent for Alberta’s active case curve, which has been slowly but surely working its way upwards since seeing a 337 case low back at the start of June.
As always, Albertans are encouraged to follow all public health protocols, including practicing safe physical distancing, wearing a mask when out in public, maintaining good hand hygiene, and staying home if they are feeling at all sick.