COVID-19 virus (file photo).

COVID-19 virus (file photo).

Red Deer’s COVID-19 cases drop to 15

There are 35 new COVID cases and three deaths in Alberta

Alberta dropped to 599 active cases of COVID-19 on Monday, continuing a welcome downward trend.

There were 35 new cases reported in the province Tuesday. This includes 14 new variant cases. This brings the active total of variant cases to 351.

This province now has a 0.73 per cent test positivity rate as a seven-day average.

However, there were three deaths from the virus since the last report, leaving the total death toll in Alberta at 2,310 since the start of the pandemic.

Alberta now has 112 people in hospital due to COVID-19, including 33 in the ICU.

With over 4.89 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered – 74.2 per cent of Albertans 12 and over have received at least one dose, 55.9 per cent are fully vaccinated, and the province continues to push forward in the fight against the virus.

In the Central zone, there are 47 active cases of the virus, with seven people in hospital and one in the ICU.

Red Deer’s active caseload dropped slightly to 15 Tuesday compared to Monday’s 17. The city has now had 5,781 total cases, with 5,723 recovered and 43 deaths.

Red Deer County has six active cases of the virus, Lacombe County has one active and Clearwater County sits at four active.

Lacombe has three active and Sylvan Lake has one, while Olds sits at zero active. Mountain View County sits at eight active, Kneehill County has zero active and Drumheller has two active cases.

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

Camrose is also at one active case and Wetaskiwin has three active.

Wetaskiwin County, including Maskwacis, has eight active. Ponoka, including East Ponoka County, has zero active cases. Rimbey, including parts of Lacombe County, has three active.