Red Deer County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19.
The Government of Alberta announced 31 new cases at its daily press conference Saturday afternoon – there are now 226 total cases in the province.
Four new cases were confirmed in the Central Zone, including one in Red Deer County and another in Wetaskiwin County, according to the government’s website.
There are now six confirmed cases in the Central Zone, including one previously confirmed in the City of Red Deer.
Of the 31 new cases, 16 may be community transmission, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Marcia Johnson revealed during the press conference.
The government hasn’t received an updated number of recovered cases.
There have been 11 hospitalizations, six ICU admissions and one death as a result of the COVID-19 virus.
Cyber security incidents involving malware and fraudulent activities, including identity theft, were discussed Saturday as well. Many of these incidents are being reported across Alberta in the wake of COVID-19.
“Anyone who receives a call asking for credit card information should hang up immediately and call the non-emergency line for local law enforcement,” the government said in a statement.
Albertans are encouraged to continue to exercise caution when clicking on links or providing personal information to people and organizations requesting that information unsolicited.
Aggregate data, showing cases by age range and zone, as well as by local geographical areas, is available online at alberta.ca/covid19statistics.