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COVID-19 in Central Alberta


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The province of Alberta has made information on the COVID-19 virus available to Albertans at [email protected]

The map provided shows that as of Monday, March 23, there were 5 cases in “Red Deer – East”, 4 cases in “Red Deer – South West”, and 0 cases in “Red Deer – North West”

Here’s the provincial breakdown of cases.

Zone Count Percent
Calgary Zone 188 62
Central Zone 17 6
Edmonton Zone 68 23
North Zone 19 6
South Zone 8 3
Unknown 1 0
All 301 100

This map shows the 17 cases in Central Alberta consist of the 9 cases in Red Deer, 1 in Red Deer County, 1 in Olds, 1 in Innisfail, 1 in Wetaskiwin County, 1 in Camrose County, 1 in Innisfail, and 2 in Jasper.

This graph shows the age and gender of the people who tested positive.  In Central Alberta region those who tested positive are between 20 and 80 years old.  The largest single group is males between 25 and 34 years old.  So far, no children in Central Alberta have tested positive, though some could be carriers who have shown no symptoms.


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Cases rising but still 18 in Central Alberta Hospitals – COVID19 update from Mike York

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Alberta for the second day in a row has had in excess of 1500 new positive cases, (1584 yesterday and 1549 today)
In the Central Zone, also a significant increase of 131 new cases along with just 22 recoveries.
The Zone now has 714 active cases of the virus. 18 people are in hospitals, 2 of those in ICU.
Here in the City of Red Deer, an increase of 17 cases along with 2 recoveries.
We now have 141 active cases in Red Deer.
*Of note –
Premier Jason Kenney will be addressing the unsettling rise of the Covid-19 cases in our province in a live broadcast tomorrow.
It’s assumed there may be new and more stringent restrictions being implemented to try and limit the continual trend of surging cases.
Please continue to encourage all of your family and friends to avoid unnecessary large gatherings and social functions when possible.
Thanks folks.
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18 Central Albertans in hospital including one in ICU – Mike York’s update for Nov 22

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The province set yet another record with a one day total of 1584 new active cases since yesterday.
Alarming numbers!
In the Central Zone also a large 24 hour increase of 131 new active cases and only 22 recoveries. We now have 714 active cases in the Zone. There are now 18 individuals in hospital, one of which is in ICU.
The city of Red Deer had an increase of 21 new cases since yesterday, a new single day record for our city since this all began in March.
We had 7 recoveries as well but still saw an overall increase in active cases from 112 to 126.
In the last 6 days, the zone has seen an increase of 443 new cases while 174 have recovered.
Red Deer has seen an increase of 63 new cases with 53 recoveries in that same time frame.
Important city council meeting tomorrow, addressing the possibility of passing the mandatory masks bylaw in all public places.
Cheers people.
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