Red Deer Adds Five More Active COVID-19 Cases


Ponoka County remains under a COVID-19 ‘watch’ with 32 active cases.Elsewhere, Stettler County and Mountain View County are each reporting eight active cases, Olds has two, Drayton Valley has one.

The central area now has a total of 108 active cases, including three in hospital.

As of Wednesday, 243 cases were confirmed across the province, bringing the total to 21,199. Of those, 2,689 cases are active while 18,223 people have recovered.

Alberta completed 14,881 COVID-19 tests on Tuesday.

One person in the Edmonton area has died from the virus, which means it has now claimed the lives of 287 people in Alberta.

Provincially, 100 patients are currently hospitalized with the virus, including 14 in intensive care.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, is due to deliver her next COVID-19 update on Friday.


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