All regions of Alberta saw an increase in active COVID cases on Friday

Oct 9 2020, 3:49 pm

Active cases of coronavirus continue to rise in Alberta.

All told, the province currently has 2,225 active infections, according to the most recent numbers from the Province of Alberta.

While Edmonton is leading by a long shot with more cases than the rest of Alberta combined, Friday’s update saw that every one of the province’s five regions saw increases.

Edmonton jumped from 1,251 to 1,329 over the course of 24 hours, while Calgary increased by 24 to 628.

The North Zone saw an increase of eight, the Central Zone 11, and the South Zone by 10.

Alberta now sits at a total of 2,225 active cases, just shy of the mark that it had been at on April 23 (2,254).

April 23 was exactly one week before Alberta reached its first peak on April 30 at 2,996 active coronavirus cases.

Albertans have been urged to be cautious this Thanksgiving long weekend, and to avoid coming in close proximity with anyone outside of their designated cohorts.

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 they are feeling sick.

Any Albertans with coronavirus symptoms can book a test through AHS’ website by filling out the self-assessment.

Chandler WalterChandler Walter

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