28 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Grande Prairie; 284 across Alberta

  • 28 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Grande Prairie; 284 across Alberta

28 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Grande Prairie; 284 across Alberta

Fayette County's rate of new Covid infections - measured in 2-week increments - has fallen back below 1 in 10 to 9.8% as of February 13, according to the daily report from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Alberta is nearing one month of falling active COVID-19 cases. Of those, 5,271 cases are active while 121,494 people have recovered.

Those new cases mean the City of Grande Prairie accounted for 9.85 per cent of all new cases in the province.

There have been 1,836 recoveries in Red Deer, an increase of 13 as the total number of cases attributed to the city rose by 31 to a total of 2,221.

Alberta Health Services has released its update on COVID-19 for Saturday, covering statistics compiled over the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the department is advising rotational workers about an identified COVID-19 outbreak at the Brucejack gold mine in British Columbia. Not all cases from the outbreak are necessarily attributable to Red Deer as a case would be categorized by a worker's home municipality.

Health care workers, first responders and those over 75, who are most vulnerable to the virus, are slowly being vaccinated but the rollout has been plagued with problems and heavily criticized.

Hospitalizations also dropped to 351 people in hospital with the illness on Sunday, including 60 in intensive care unit beds, from 359 people in hospital with the illness on Saturday, 64 in intensive care.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, will give her next update on Tuesday.