COVID-19 case confirmed in Red Deer County

Government of Alberta confirms 31 new cases in province

Red Deer County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19.

The Government of Alberta announced 31 new cases at its daily press conference Saturday afternoon – there are now 226 total cases in the province.

Four new cases were confirmed in the Central Zone, including one in Red Deer County and another in Wetaskiwin County, according to the government’s website.

There are now six confirmed cases in the Central Zone, including one previously confirmed in the City of Red Deer.

Of the 31 new cases, 16 may be community transmission, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Marcia Johnson revealed during the press conference.

The government hasn’t received an updated number of recovered cases.

There have been 11 hospitalizations, six ICU admissions and one death as a result of the COVID-19 virus.

Cyber security incidents involving malware and fraudulent activities, including identity theft, were discussed Saturday as well. Many of these incidents are being reported across Alberta in the wake of COVID-19.

“Anyone who receives a call asking for credit card information should hang up immediately and call the non-emergency line for local law enforcement,” the government said in a statement.

Albertans are encouraged to continue to exercise caution when clicking on links or providing personal information to people and organizations requesting that information unsolicited.

Aggregate data, showing cases by age range and zone, as well as by local geographical areas, is available online at alberta.ca/covid19statistics.



Send your news tips

Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Alberta predicting 400 to 6,600 deaths from COVID-19 in months to come

Alberta predicting 400 to 6,600 deaths from COVID-19 in months to come

Alberta RCMP have reported being threatened with COVID-19

Some members of the public are threatening RCMP by claiming to have COVID-19 and coughing on them.

25 new cases Tuesday in Alberta, provincial total at 1,373

Premier Jason Kenney to provide more information later in the evening

Rimbey pet store is delivering to keep furry friends fed

Ma & Paw’s Pet Supplies is doing curbside pickup and doorstep delivery for pet owners.

Ponoka RCMP arrest male from Rimbey

Ponoka RCMP briefs from March 30 to April 6

COVID-19 world update: Joy in Wuhan as lockdown lifted; Pope denounces profiteers

Comprehensive update of coronavirus news items from around the world

Liberals asked to help cover overruns on projects delayed by COVID-19

$5 billion in federal funding for 607 projects

COVID-19 sparks rise in online child predators, says UNICEF chief

Canada’s efforts to help young girls and women recognized

More help on way for those not eligible for emergency aid programs

A retooled Canada Summer Jobs program to be announced

Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73

Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73

Dr. Donald: why the U.S. president keeps touting an unproven COVID-19 treatment

Dr. Donald: why the U.S. president keeps touting an unproven COVID-19 treatment

Group of First Nations want Supreme Court to hear appeal on Trans Mountain

Group of First Nations want Supreme Court to hear appeal on Trans Mountain

Most Read