Alberta reported 139 new cases of COVID-19 Monday. (File photo)

Red Deer’s active COVID cases drop to 18

There are now 831 active cases in Alberta

Alberta dropped to 831 active cases of COVID-19 on Monday, following a welcome downward trend.

This province now has a 1.1 per cent test positivity rate as a seven-day average.

Alberta also identified 139 new cases since Friday, including 90 new variant cases. This brings the active total of variant cases to 541.

There were two additional deaths from the virus since the last report on Friday, bringing the death toll in Alberta to 2,303 since the start of the pandemic.

Alberta now has 136 people in hospital due to COVID-19, including 32 in the ICU.

With over 4.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered – 73.4 per cent of Albertans 12 and over have received at least one dose, 48.4 per cent are fully vaccinated, and the province continues to push forward in the fight against the virus.

In the Central zone, there are 100 active cases of the virus, with 19 people in hospital and two in the ICU.

Red Deer’s active cases dropped to 18 Monday compared to 24 in the last report. The city has now had 5,772 total cases, with 5,712 recovered and 42 deaths.

When looking at the province’s geospatial mapping for COVID-19 cases on the municipality setting, regions are defined by metropolitan areas, cities, urban service areas, rural areas and towns with approximately 10,000 or more people; smaller regions are incorporated into the corresponding rural area.

With that setting, Red Deer County has four active cases of the virus, Lacombe County has one active and Clearwater County sits at eight active.

Lacombe has five active and Sylvan Lake has 10, while Olds sits at zero active. Mountain View County sits at two active, Kneehill County has 13 active and Drumheller has one active case.

Camrose County and the County of Stettler have zero active cases.

Camrose is also at zero active cases and Wetaskiwin has six active.

On the local geographic area setting, Wetaskiwin County, including Maskwacis has 22 active. Ponoka, including East Ponoka County, has zero active cases. Rimbey, including parts of Lacombe County has three active.

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