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There are now 604 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, or 9% of the total confirmed infections in the province. The Calgary AHS zone has 461 of these active cases, or 76%.
On Saturday, 53 Albertans were hospitalized with COVID-19, five of which required admission to intensive care units. The figures mark a slight increase in intensive care admissions compared to Friday, but a slight decrease in hospitalizations.
The continued low number of new cases and hospitalizations has resulted in a further reopening of businesses and public spaces across the province, including an accelerated reopening of playgrounds in Calgary.
Although Calgary’s playgrounds may have reopened from Friday, many city residents remained closed on a sunny Saturday when temperatures reached 26 ° C.
City of Calgary officials said the reopening of more than 1,100 city playgrounds has started in popular Calgary green spaces, including Bowness Park, Riley Park and Stanley Park.
Workers are reopening the city’s community playgrounds, removing the warning tape and inspecting each site. All playgrounds are scheduled to reopen by Wednesday.