The City of Red Deer was at eight active cases Wednesday. File photo

COVID-19: Red Deer at eight active cases

The active number of COVID-19 cases in Alberta Health Service’s central zone and in Red Deer has gone down two days in a row.

Alberta confirmed 171 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday.

Central zone cases went down to 32, from the previous day’s 36 – that’s the lowest number of cases in all zones in Alberta. The local zone now has 610 virus recoveries.

No one with the virus is in the hospital in the local zone.

No virus deaths were reported by the government Wednesday, just like Tuesday. The provincial death toll holds steady at 254.

To date, the central zone has had seven deaths.

There were eight active cases in the City of Red Deer on Wednesday – down one from the previous day. To date, 95 people have recovered in the city.

The Town of Sylvan Lake was at one active case Wednesday afternoon, Lacombe County was at three, Ponoka County was at two, the City of Wetaskiwin was at three and Mountain View County was at one.

There are no active cases in some central Alberta municipalities: City of Lacombe, County of Stettler, Wetaskiwin County, Red Deer County, Clearwater County and the Town of Olds.

The Town of Drumheller had one active case Wednesday.

The Calgary zone had 507 active cases Wednesday afternoon, with 7,615 recoveries. There were 15 people in hospital and five of those were in intensive care.

The Edmonton zone had the highest number of active cases at 710, with 3,366 recoveries. There were 19 people in hospital, with one in intensive care.

The south zone has 34 active cases, with 1,728 recovered, with no one in hospital, while the north zone had 207 active cases, with 1,028 recoveries and four people in hospital.



mamta.lulla@reddeeradvocate.com

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