Daily number of COVID-19 cases in Alberta drops below 100 over long weekend

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New daily COVID-19 cases in Alberta have fallen below 100 for four consecutive days over the August long weekend.During this same period, five other deaths were reported, including three at the Good Samaritan Southgate Care Center in Edmonton.

The downward trend began on Friday, when 97 new cases were reported. This was followed by:

  • 67 new cases on Saturday.
  • 74 new cases on Sunday.
  • 65 cases Monday.

The most recent data reported 1,191 active cases in the province, down from the 1,386 cases reported as the province headed into the long weekend.

As of Tuesday, 85 people were being treated in Alberta hospitals, including 23 in intensive care beds.

The province has performed more than 34,000 COVID-19 tests in the past four days, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

The outbreak at the Good Samaritan facility is now the deadliest in the province, with 24 deaths reported on Tuesday, the facility said on its website.

There have been 112 cases at the center – 80 residents and 32 employees – since the outbreak began on July 17. Currently, there are 42 active cases among residents and 20 among staff members, while 14 residents and 12 staff have recovered from the disease. , said the establishment in its last update.

The center, at 4225 107th St., has approximately 180 residents.

In the last update of the figures on Friday, the province reported 127 new cases.

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