The central zone has 26 active COVID-19 cases, according to the latest numbers on the Alberta government’s website. Photo by The Canadian Press

Alberta’s COVID cases rise steeply for third straight day

The Alberta government reported 276 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

That’s a high number for the third day in a row: 263 on Saturday and 218 on Sunday.

The number of active cases confirmed for Friday was 97, the government had announced Monday in a weekend roundup.

The government confirmed one additional death Tuesday, bringing the total number of virus deaths to 281. The death was in the Calgary zone.

The central zone’s active number of cases went up slightly Tuesday to 26, from 22 the day before.

Active cases in the City of Red Deer, on the other hand, went down slightly to three from the previous day’s four. To date, 108 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the city.

The City of Lacombe was at three active cases Tuesday, there were two in Lacombe County, one in the Town of Sylvan Lake, five in Ponoka County, one in the County of Wetaskiwin, two in the County of Stettler, one in the Town of Olds and two in Mountain View County.

There were no active cases in Red Deer County, Clearwater County, City of Wetaskiwin, Camrose County, Kneehill County and Starland County.

The number of recoveries in the central zone reached 656 on Tuesday, up from the previous day’s 655. One person with the virus in the zone remains in hospital. The death toll remains steady at seven.

The number of active cases shot up in the Edmonton zone once again Tuesday, to 1,063, from Monday’s 982. The zone has experienced 4,740 recoveries to date and 5,886 confirmed cases.

Eighty-three people have died in the zone to date.

The number of active cases in the Calgary zone was 645 on Tuesday, with confirmed cases to date at 9,223 and recoveries at 8,448.

To date, 130 people have died in the zone. Thirty two people remain in hospital in the Calgary zone, with seven in intensive care.

The north zone had the third highest number of active cases in the province Tuesday, at 99. To date, the zone has had 1,489 confirmed cases and 1,355 recoveries.

Thirty-five people have died in the zone to date. Twenty-three people remain in hospital in the zone, with five in intensive care.

The south zone had 61 active cases Tuesday, with 1,882 confirmed cases and 1,795 recoveries. The zone has reported 26 deaths to date.

In total, 61 Albertans are in hospital with the virus, with 13 in intensive care.



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