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Alberta confirms 143 cases of COVID-19 Wednesday; numbers climbing in Edmonton

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Alberta's health minister said voluntary public health measure are on the way for the Edmonton zone, where COVID-19 cases continue to increase. This comes while the City of Edmonton asks Alberta Health to reduce cohort sizes before Thanksgiving. Chris Chacon reports. – Oct 7, 2020

The province confirmed another 143 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Alberta Health announced.

There were 1,910 active cases in the province, with 1,085 of those cases in the Edmonton zone.

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‘Alarming trend’ linked to rise in Alberta COVID-19 cases: Hinshaw – Oct 5, 2020

Cases have been rising steadily in that zone over the last few weeks, and the health minister announced Wednesday voluntary health measures are coming for the region.

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As of Wednesday’s reporting, there were 620 active cases in the Calgary zone, 30 in the central zone, 78 active cases in the south zone and 90 in the north zone. There were seven active cases not associated with a specific zone.

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There were 66 people in hospital and 13 of those people were in intensive care units on Wednesday.

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No additional deaths were reported, so Alberta’s death toll remains at 281.

To date, Alberta has performed 1,456,219 COVID-19 tests and 17,163 people have recovered from the disease since the pandemic was declared in March.

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