Alberta adds 127 COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Henrietta Strickland
August 1, 2020

Medicine Hat remains at 62 cases of COVID-19, while the province is reporting another 113 cases.

Health officials completed 685,297 tests in the province. Eighty-six Albertans remain in hospital with the virus, 17 of whom are in intensive-care units, decreases in both metrics from Thursday.

One person from the Central Health Zone has died as a result of the virus, which is the second death for that region. Alberta's death toll from COVID-19 now sits at 196.

The largest spike in the zone was in Starland County where the number of active cases shot up from nine on Thursday to 63 on Friday.

Fort McMurray has five active cases and 56 recoveries, while eight active cases and 44 recovered cases reside outside the urban service area.

One Canada Day backyard barbecue in Calgary is linked to a cluster of at least 13 cases of the coronavirus. Those figures have remained the same since Monday after the outbreaks were declared July 24.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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