Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw updates media on the COVID-19 situation in Edmonton on March 20. She confirmed 34 new COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the total active number of cases in the province to 400. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

There are no active cases of COVID-19 in Red Deer

53 people in hospital

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the city of Red Deer came down to zero Monday.

The Alberta government website shows the city has 37 cases – all of them recovered.

There are 98 confirmed cases in the central zone, 97 of which are recovered. With one death reported in the past, the local zone had no active cases Monday.

Officials confirmed 34 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total active number of cases in the province to 400.

Fifty-three of those are in hospital, of which six are in intensive care.

Recoveries in Alberta reached 6,501 Monday.

No new deaths were reported Monday – the same as Sunday.

The City of Lacombe remains at two recovered cases, while Lacombe County has three recovered cases.

Red Deer County has 15 recovered cases.

Clearwater County has two recovered cases – and so does Stettler County.

The province is monitoring an uptick in active cases in the Edmonton zone (about 10 so far), due to two private gatherings, chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Monday.

Edmonton zone has 554 cases, with 44 active and 497 recovered. There are nine people in the hospital, with one in intensive care. There have been 13 COVID-19 deaths reported in this zone.

Calgary zone has 4,896 confirmed cases, with 309 active and 4,483 recovered. There are 36 people in hospital in this zone, with four in intensive care. There have been 104 deaths reported in this zone.

South zone has 1,239 confirmed cases, with 28 of them active. Recovered cases in this zone are at 1,202. There are four people in hospital in this zone, with one person in intensive care. There have been nine deaths reported in the southern zone.

North zone has confirmed 246 cases, with 17 of them active. There are 213 recovered cases in this zone, with four in hospital. The zone has reported 16 COVID-19 deaths.

Hinshaw said social distancing will be part of the new normal until there’s a vaccine or an effective treatment for the virus.

“Unfortunately, the only protection we have against COVID right now are the measures we take to prevent the spread from one person to another,” she said.



mamta.lulla@reddeeradvocate.com

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