Alberta Adds 84 New COVID-19 Cases, 1 More Death Friday

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EDMONTON – Alberta recorded 84 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the province’s total to 12,053. Another Albertan also died from the coronavirus, a woman in her sixties in the southern zone. It is the 221st COVID-19-related death in the province.

The number of active cases in the province remained the same as reported Thursday at 1,036. To date, 10,796 Albertans are classified as having recovered, an increase of 83.

The city of Edmonton is home to the most active cases of all municipalities in Alberta with a total of 450 and 1,927 cases. Calgary currently has 272 active cases and 5,667 cases in total.

The city of Edmonton’s case count has increased by 207 since Monday, including significant increases in the northeast subzone.

The province says public health investigations are underway, but so far there is no obvious outbreak or single cause behind the growing number of cases in Edmonton.

“Unfortunately, we don’t have as many details as we hope to obtain by completing these investigations,” said Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of the province on Wednesday.

“It’s going to take us a little while to work on this typical process and to be able to identify if there are any particular outbreaks. ”

Experts say the growing number of cases in the city is worrying as fall approaches.

“The combination for me is really concerning, especially because this time, like we’re just going in the fall, when school opens, and we really have to put a lid on that,” Dr Lynora said. Saxinger, specialist in infectious diseases. .

“The rate at which these numbers of cases can increase is incredibly fast, there is also a reasonably high risk that we are undercounting cases. ”

Alberta’s COVID-19 numbers will be updated again on Friday and Monday, with Dr. Hinshaw returning for an in-person briefing next Tuesday.

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