Nearly 800 active cases of COVID-19 in the city of Calgary – .

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Nearly 800 active cases of COVID-19 in the city of Calgary – .


CALGARY – As the province set a date to drop most of its COVID-19 restrictions, statistics show the number of active cases in the city of Calgary has jumped.

According to the latest data, which consists of the figures recorded as of July 29, there are 796 active cases of COVID-19. A week ago, on July 22, that number was 367.

A closer look at data released by Alberta Health Services (AHS) shows cases have increased in all health regions in the city, including Calgary-Lower Northwest, where there were no active cases on July 12.

AHS said the region now has 38 active cases.

On Friday, a group of individuals, concerned about the province’s plan to drop many of the COVID-19 guidelines next month, gathered outside the McDougall Center, the seat of power of the UCP government in Calgary.

The protest included a number of medics and had a speech from Dr Joe Vipond, an emergency room doctor from Calgary who has been very forthright throughout the pandemic.

“It’s crazy, it’s this amazing experience of how many people we can get sick,” he said.

On Saturday, a similar rally took place on the steps of the Alberta Legislature. Organizers said they were looking to dispel “misinformation” about the pandemic and open up lines of communication.

“We need to get this message across,” said Albert Nobbes, member of the Alberta Activist Collective and event organizer. “We cannot let this government continue to drop the ball from all angles. “

However, despite the increase in cases, AHS has not recorded any deaths from COVID-19 in the city since July 6.

There have been 624 deaths associated with the disease in Calgary since the start of the pandemic.

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