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Alberta identified 120 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday – the first time in more than two months that more than 100 new cases have been reported in a single day.
The top doctor in Alberta has expressed concern about increasing infection rates, especially among people aged 20 to 39 who often have contact with more than 20 people during their infectious period. A few months ago, he only had an average of six contacts.
“I think this reflects the fact that many people feel tired of the restrictions, they no longer want to be prevented from interacting socially with their friends and doing things they enjoy,” said Dr. Deena Hinshaw.
“I am concerned about reports that people think public health measures are no longer important and I think we must all work together because, ultimately, our success in the future is in our hands. ”
The new cases identified on Thursday brought the provincial total to 9,114, with 807 still active in the province. Of these, 362 active cases are in the Calgary area and 217 in the Edmonton area. While recoveries continue to increase, totaling 8,142 on Thursday, the death toll has also increased by two.