St. Albert COVID-19 cases continue to decline, the province reported today.
The seven-day case rate (per 100,000) from June 14-20, was 21.6, compared to the 34.5 reported on June 15, according to data by the province released June 22.
St. Albert had 15 COVID cases from June 14-20. The province reported 24 cases the week prior.
There was one new COVID death in the city. The number of St. Albertans who have died from COVID, to date, is 84.
Sturgeon County COVID cases increased. The seven-day case rate (per 100,000) from June 14-20 was 25.1, compared to 16.9 — the seven-day case rate the week prior.
There were seven new COVID cases in the county, compared to the five cases reported the week prior.
There have been no new COVID deaths in the county. The number of people who have died from the virus remains at 18.
Morinville saw no changes in COVID cases last week. Data from the province reported on June 22 showed the seven-day case rate (per 100,000) was 17.5. The seven-day case rate (per 100,000) was also 17.5 the week prior.
There were two new COVID cases in Morinville. The province also reported two COVID cases in the town on June 15.
The number of people who have died from COVID in Morinville, to date, remains at 16.
The average PCR test positivity rate from June 14-20 fell to 12.32 per cent from 13.21 per cent the week prior.
Hospitalization dropped to 661, as reported on June 22. Last week there were 719 people hospitalized with the virus in Alberta.
The number of people in ICU with COVID also dropped. Seventeen people were admitted to the ICU from June 14-20, down from 19 the week prior.
Thirteen Albertans died from COVID-19 from June 14-20. The total number of Albertans who have died from the virus since the beginning of the pandemic is 4,604.
The province will no longer be holding in-person COVID-19 updates, said Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, during a June 22 update.
Hinshaw said the province will continue to monitor COVID-19 data in Canada and abroad and that information will continue to be posted online weekly.
In the fall, the COVID data dashboard will transition to be more in line with influenza reporting, Hinshaw continued, “so Albertans can see a consistent picture of what respiratory trends are like.”
Health Minister Jason Copping reminded Albertans that masking will continue to be required at all Alberta Health Services and contracted health facilities, and other community health providers through their own policy.
“It is important to follow their requirements. This will help protect sick and vulnerable patients,” he said.
Copping said the chief medical officer of health orders for continuing care will be rescinded on June 30, but protective policy will remain in place through operating standards.
The province reported an additional case of monkeypox, bringing the total number of cases to five.
Hinshaw said all cases are in Edmonton and Calgary zones.