Coronavirus Canada Updates: Alberta now has over 10K active COVID cases

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Alberta Health Services has released Monday’s report on COVID-19.

860 cases were confirmed across the province over the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 40,189. Of those, 10,031 cases are active while 29,731 people have recovered.

While AHS reported on provincial COVID numbers throughout the weekend, this is the first time in three days we have had local and regional breakdowns.

In that time, 143 positive tests were identified in the South Health Zone with Lethbridge seeing the most at 41 new cases. This is followed by the M.D. of Taber with 19, Medicine Hat with 17, Lethbridge County with 12, and Cardston County with 11.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced that the COVID-19 outbreak that was first declared at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on November 5 was over as of Saturday, November 14.

In the last three days, 29 Albertans have died as a result of COVID-19. In the South Zone, this includes one death each in Brooks, Lethbridge, and the County of Forty Mile.

A spokesperson with AHS told LNN the death in Lethbridge was for a man in his 70’s and that it is linked to the outbreak at the Edith Cavell Care Centre.

Provincially, 264 patients are currently hospitalized and 57 have been admitted to intensive care units.

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