Thursday, 25 February, 2021

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

By Shaun Penner	
		COVID-19 Update February 14		28 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Grande Prairie 284 across Alberta By Shaun Penner COVID-19 Update February 14 28 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Grande Prairie 284 across Alberta
Cecil Davis | 15 February, 2021, 06:48

The province reported on Sunday 284 new cases of the disease after almost 8,000 tests the day before.

Alberta is nearing one month of falling active COVID-19 cases.

Ten of the cases are in the Eastern Health region, while one is in the Western Health region.

In the County of Grande Prairie, five new cases and six recoveries were recorded Saturday, dropping the active case total by one to 40. They include three under the age of 20, three between 20 and 39 years of age, two in their 40s, and three in their 50s.

Department of Public Health officials are continuing to urge people that the best way to spread any variant of the coronavirus is to stay at least 6 feet from people, remain home when ill, avoid large groups, wash hands frequently and wear a properly-fitted mask with multiple layers. That's 2,691 fewer hospitalized Covid patients than the pandemic high of 5,717 exactly one month ago on January 13.

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There have been 194 cases announced since Monday, accounting for almost all of the province's current active cases. There are now 260 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, most of those cases reported this week alone.

Five deaths were also reported on Sunday, including a health care worker in the Edmonton zone.

The tally of Covid-19 patients being treated Saturday in hospital beds around the state was 3,026, or 18.7% of all hospital beds in the state (see main chart above).

Rotational workers from that mine who have returned to Newfoundland and Labrador in the last 14 days must self-isolate and physically distance themselves from household members, and complete the online self-assessment and referral tool or call 811 to arrange testing.

Because of new guidelines announced Saturday, these workers must now complete the full 14-day self-isolation period, regardless of test results.