By Lethbridge Herald on April 20, 2020.
The number of COVID0-19 cases in Alberta surpassed 2,800, according to the latest statistics released by Alberta Health Services on Sunday.
Alberta now sits at 2,803 cases with 1,198 of the cases recovered in the province. There was an increase of 241 cases in Alberta over Saturday as well as four additional deaths, bringing the provincial total to 55.
While Calgary continues to lead the province in cases with 1,997, the South zone has seen a large increase in numbers as well, nearly doubling from 77 cases on Saturday to 142 cases on Sunday.
Almost all of those cases are attributed to Brooks, which as of Sunday had 102 cases, all of them active.
The City of Lethbridge remained at 11 cases through the weekend with eight recovered and three active. The County of Lethbridge has one active case while in other parts of the South zone Medicine Hat has 15 cases with six of those active. Cypress County has eight active cases while the M.D. of Taber and County of 40 Mile each had two cases which are recovered.
The Edmonton zone has 429 cases while the North sits at 137. There are 76 cases in the Central zone and 22 cases yet to be confirmed.
Of these cases, there are 65 people in hospital, 16 of whom have been admitted to intensive care units (ICU). AHS says 488 cases are suspected of being community acquired.
The province has conducted more than 101,300 tests for COVID-19, following a surge in testing after Alberta’s chief medical officer of health expanded protocol on Friday to include asymptomatic people in outbreak areas including residents and staff at continuing care facilities which have been affected by the virus.