Falling COVID-19 case numbers ‘an excellent sign’

762 active cases in Alberta

The province’s COVID-19 numbers since Stage 1 of the relaunch strategy are encouraging, says the chief medical officer of health.

The full impact of the relaunch is yet to be seen however.

“We again need to be mindful it’s not over yet, and we’re watching the full incubation period (14 days),” said Dr. Deena Hinshaw Monday. “This should be taken by Albertans as an excellent sign,” she said referring to the latest data (active and new cases).

Alberta’s Stage 1 of the relaunch strategy kicked in May 14 (except Calgary and Brooks where restaurants and hair salons were able to open Monday).

The target date for Stage 2 of the relaunch is June 19.

Alberta confirmed 19 new COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the total to 6,879.

There are 762 active cases in the province. Recovered cases reached 5,979 Monday.

Three COVID-19 deaths were reported Monday, bringing the total to 138 in the province.

Central zone has 99 confirmed cases with three active and 95 recovered. There has been one death reported in the local zone in the past.

The City of Red Deer remains at 37 cases: one active and 36 recovered – same as Sunday.

Red Deer County has 16 cases: 15 recovered and one active.

The City of Lacombe sits at two recovered cases, while Lacombe County is at three recovered cases.

Clearwater County has two recovered cases – same as Stettler County.

Ponoka County is at three recovered cases.

Calgary zone has 4,764 with 594 active and 4,069 recovered, with 36 in hospital and four in intensive care. There have been 101 deaths in this zone.

South zone has 1,233 confirmed cases, of which 90 are active. There are 1,133 recovered cases, with two people in hospital. The zone has reported eight deaths.

Edmonton zone has 524 confirmed cases with 47 active and 459 recovered cases. There are five people in hospitals and one in intensive care. There are 13 deaths reported in this zone.

North zone has 235 confirmed cases and 17 active active. There are 201 recovered cases in this zone with two people in hospital. There have been 15 deaths reported in this zone.

As businesses are reopening, some are stocking up on personal protective equipment to protect both staff and customers. Private organizations, that don’t have other means for PPE, can access the equipment through the government until June 30 for a fair market price, Hinshaw said Monday.

After June 30, they’ll have to get PPE from their own suppliers.

“I would like to address any preemptive fear that Alberta is running out of PPE. We are not,” said Hinshaw, explaining as more companies are making PPE it’s easier to access them than it was before.

She explained the province’s decision is similar to distribution methods in other provinces such as Quebec, Ontatio B.C., and Manitoba.

The province will continue to ensure publicly funded or contracted settings have personal protective equipment at no extra cost. This includes AHS and covenant health care workers, those working in homeless shelters and publicly funded or contracted senior care facilities.



mamta.lulla@reddeeradvocate.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Coronavirus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw updates media on the Covid-19 situation in Edmonton on Friday March 20, 2020. nbsp;Alberta is reporting it's highest daily number of COVID-19 cases, with 364 new infections. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta confirmed 323 COVID-19 cases Tuesday

Central zone active cases at 145

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Maskwacis reporting 37 active cases

Numbers current as of Oct. 19

Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the chief medical officer of health, receive flu shot. Photo via Government of Alberta
COVID-19: One more death in central zone

Ponoka County on province’s watchlist

Photo submitted/ Millet In Bloom
Town of Millet declared Best Blooming Community

The Town of Millet is being recognized for their efforts to meet the challenges of 2020.

Many rural municipalities were concerned about a proposed reduction to their industrial revenues, but Alberta’s Municipal Affairs minister has come up with an alternative solution. (Photo contributed)
Province and rural municipalities agree on a plan to support Alberta’s energy industry

Creating new wells or pipelines would result in a three year ‘tax holiday’

Conservative member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on October 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Liberals say Tory effort to set up COVID-19 committee will be a confidence matter

The Tories were originally proposing an ‘anticorruption’ committee

(The Canadian Press)
Alberta-raised Cree actor lands role in Disney’s live-action ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’

Tiger Lily is featured in Disney’s 1953 animated “Peter Pan” film

Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Tuesday February 4, 2020 in Ottawa. The Alberta government is welcoming news that Ottawa has approved an expansion of the Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. gathering system in Alberta — while condemning federal delays that it says cost this summer’s construction season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Alberta welcomes federal approval of gas pipeline expansion while criticizing delay

Pipeline division owned by Calgary-based TC Energy Corp. will now be required to restore 3,840 hectares of caribou habitat,

This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 particle isolated from a patient, in a laboratory in Fort Detrick, Md. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID/NIH via AP
At least 49 cases of COVID-19 linked to wedding in Calgary: Alberta Health

McMillan says the city of Calgary has recently seen several outbreaks linked to social gatherings

Alberta Premier Jason Kenny and government house leader Jason Nixon chat before the speech from the throne delivered in Edmonton, Alta., on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Alberta politicians are to return to the legislature Tuesday with a plan to discuss up to 20 new bills — many of which are focused on the province’s economic recovery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta legislature to resume Tuesday; focus to be on economic recovery

Opposition house leader Heather Sweet said the NDP will focus on holding Premier Jason Kenney

A passer-by walks past a COVID-19 testing clinic in Montreal, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Canada ‘yet to see’ deaths due to recent COVID surge as cases hit 200,000

Much of the increase in case numbers can be attributed to Ontario and Quebec

robbery
UPDATE: Suspect identified in early morning shooting

Rimbey RCMP had responded to a complaint of an armed robbery at the Bluffton City General Store

Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshen (Alberta government photo)
Big boost for Alberta college agriculture research

The $2-million agreement to benefit Lethbridge College’s applied research team

Grant and Barbara Howse, in quarantine in Invermere. Mike Turner photo
Denied entry into U.S., Canadian couple still forced to quarantine for 2 weeks

The rules around crossing the U.S. border led to a bizarre situation for an Invermere couple

Most Read