COVID-19: Virus claims eight more lives in Alberta

‘Curve no longer flat’

COVID-19 has claimed eight more deaths in Alberta, bringing the death toll to 186.

Alberta confirmed 304 COVID-19 cases Monday, which included figures from the weekend: 110 on Friday, 103 on Saturday and 91 on Sunday.

The province had confirmed 368 virus cases last Monday – on July 20.

There are 8,774 recovered cases in the province, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health confirmed, Monday.

“However, the number of active cases has now risen to 1,430,” she added.

“As we see in the case numbers, the curve is no longer flat in Alberta. We all need to assess our own lives for where we are at risk of spreading or contracting the virus.”

There were 167 active cases in the central zone on Friday. That number went down to 162 Monday. The number of recovered cases in the local zone is at 156, compared to Friday’s 128.

To date, the local zone has confirmed 319 cases and one death (in the past).

As of Monday, there were 22 people in hospitals with four in intensive care in the central zone. The number of people in hospitals in the zone on Friday was at 29 with five in intensive care.

The City of Red Deer has eight active cases, compared to Friday’s nine. The province’s geospatial map shows to date the city has confirmed 52 virus cases with 44 recoveries.

On the province’s website, the city has two outbreaks: at the acute care facilities at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and at the supportive living/home living sites at Waskasoo Kiwanis Towers.

The Town of Sylvan Lake has five active, with two recovered cases.

Red Deer County is at six active and 15 recovered; Lacombe County is at eight active and seven recovered; the City of Lacombe has one active and two recovered; and the City of Wetaskiwin is at two active and eight recovered.

There are no active cases in the County of Wetaskiwin, the Town of Olds and Mountain View County.

Ponoka County is at three active, County of Stettler has 27 active (highest in the central Alberta region), Clearwater County has three active, Rocky View County is at 17 active and Camrose County is at one active and the City of Airdrie is at 22 active.

Calgary zone has 730 active cases with 5,533 recovered, 18 people in hospital with one in intensive care.

Edmonton zone has 279 active cases with 1,241 recoveries, 26 people in hospital with six in intensive care.

The south zone has 142 active cases with 1,441 recoveries, 13 people in hospital with three in intensive care.

The north zone has 110 active cases, 383 recoveries, nine people in hospital with three in intensive care.

As of Monday, there were 88 people in hospital with the virus in the province.

Via its website, the province confirmed 27 unknown cases of the virus, with seven active and 20 recovered.

Hinshaw said a new risk assessment tool on alberta.ca website will help Albertans identify the level of risk for severe outcomes and to guide protection decisions.

“This is something we have been asked for by Albertans who want to know which medical conditions are linked to the highest risk of severe outcomes,” she said.

Albertans have also asked the government for a quicker way to receive COVID-19 test results. Now Albertans can access health records online through a secure online portal called “my health records,” on alberta.ca/myhealthrecords.

The portal will allow people to see their health information including lab test results for the virus as soon as they’re available, Hinshaw said.



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