The Government of Alberta reported 1,609 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.
The province now has 15,692 active cases, to go along with 40,219 recovered cases, according to the latest statistics on the government’s website.
Alberta Health Services’ central zone has risen to 1,101 active cases, while the Edmonton zone has 7,230, Calgary has 5,756, the north zone has 857, the south zone has 642 and 223 cases are in an unknown area.
The provincial death toll has risen to 533, which is an increase of nine.
The City of Red Deer currently has 191 active cases, Red Deer County has 61, Sylvan Lake has 48, Lacombe County has 42, Clearwater County has 31, the City of Lacombe has 28, Olds has 21, Mountain View County has 15 and Stettler County has six.
Collectively, Ponoka County and Wetaskiwin County have 349.
“The next few weeks will be hard for all of us in light of the restrictions on social gatherings. I want to thank all of you for doing the right thing and making these sacrifices to help bend the curve,” Alberta’s chief medical officer of healthDr. Deena Hinshaw said on Twitter Sunday.
“While we may be physically separated from each other, I strongly encourage you to reach out to your friends and family and stay connected virtually. We are all in this together – so please reach out to a loved one if you need to.”
Provincially, 435 are in the hospital due to COVID-19 – 95 of those individuals have been admitted into an intensive care unit. In the central zone, 27 people have been hospitalized, five of whom are in intensive care.
In the past 24 hours, 23,282 tests were completed in the province, which brings the total number of tests to 2,234,470.
Hinshaw’s next live update is Monday.