Alberta's Confirmed COVID-19 Case Count Continues Descent

Screenshot of Thursday's Alberta Government Update on COVID-19

With 33 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer says active cases of COVID-19 continue to hold steady or decline ...

To date there have been 6,768 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alberta but only 926 of those are currently active and Dr. Deena Hinshaw says this bodes well as businesses across much of the province reopen.

Premier Jason Kenney and Hinshaw are set to announce on Friday afternoon whether restaurants, barber shops and hair salons will be allowed to open on Monday in Calgary and Brooks.

Last week, those two cities were told to wait even after the rest of the province was given the green-light to re-open on May 14th due to much higher than average COVID-19 case counts.

Closer to home, confirmed ‘active’ case numbers of the virus remain flat.

The County of Minburn – including Vegreville, continues to report zero ‘active’ cases.

County of Vermilion River is reporting zero ‘active’ cases as is Beaver County, Lamont County and the County of St. Paul.

The County of Two Hills has yet to report any cases of the virus.

Strathcona County, excluding Sherwood Park, is reporting one ‘active’ case while Sherwood Park is reporting two ‘active’ cases.

There are currently only 5 ‘active’ cases in the entire Alberta Health Service’s ‘Central Zone’ with one patient in hospital.

To date, over 57-hundred Albertans have recovered from COVID-19.

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