Active coronavirus cases are, again, up in Alberta.
The province’s last update shows that the active case count has jumped to 2,738 as of Thursday, October 15, 49 more than had been seen a day previous.
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The majority of that increase was due to the rise in cases in Edmonton, which now has 7,128 active cases.
Calgary was the only region in the province to see any sort of a decrease, though the city only dropped by three, from 791 on Wednesday to 788 today.
The North Zone has increased by six, the Central Zone by six, and the South Zone by 14.
All told, Alberta’s current active case count is just 283 lower than the peak we had seen in April, when we hit a high of 3,021 on April 30.
October 14 also marked one week of daily increases in new cases over 200, as well as the highest single-day increase the province has seen during the entirety of the pandemic, with 345 confirmed and 11 probable on October 7.
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 feeling at all sick.