Edmonton has more active COVID cases than the rest of Alberta combined

Oct 7 2020, 3:47 pm

Active cases are up again in Alberta.

New numbers from the province show that active coronavirus cases have risen yet again as of Wednesday, October 7, with Edmonton accounting for the majority.

With the total for the province as a whole now reaching 1,910, Edmonton’s 1,085 account for more than the rest of the province combined.

Edmonton also saw the largest 24-hour increase in active cases, jumping from 1,063 on Tuesday to Wednesday’s 1,085.

In comparison, Calgary saw a reduction in active cases since Tuesday, from 645 to 620.

The province’s numbers also show that most of Alberta’s active cases are currently infecting those aged 20 to 39 years old.

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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