Alberta reports five new cases of COVID-19 in RMWB

Dr. Deena Hinshaw

Dr. Deena Hinshaw

Hinshaw also pointed out two regions - one each in Calgary and Edmonton - were put on the watch list for having more than 50 active COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population: Edmonton Mill Woods West and Calgary Centre.

In the region's rural areas, there are eight active cases and 14 recovered cases.

Hinshaw will be providing an update on the province's response to COVID-19 later today.

The provincial government announced in a release on Tuesday, that the maximum number of people allowed to attend select outdoor gatherings has been increased from 100 to 200.

The higher limit applies to outdoor events such as festivals, fireworks displays, rodeos, sporting events and performances, Alberta Health said in a news release.

However, all public health measures, including physical distancing, remain in place.

While the risk of transmission is lower at outdoor events, officials say it remains a real threat.

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The number of active cases in the Calgary zone is 239 and the total number of cases in Alberta was at 8,067 with 559 active cases province-wide, as of Monday.

There were 41 new cases recorded in Alberta Tuesday and no new deaths.

This change comes in the wake of the one day increase in new COVID-19 cases. This represents 91 per cent of all cases.

The new cases dropped from Saturday, when 69 new cases were reported - the highest since mid-May and almost twice the daily case count through the month of June, provincial data shows.

So far, 154 people in the province have died from the illness.

70-79 years, 31 deaths.

50-59 years, two deaths.

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