(File photo by The Canadian Press)

Alberta identifies 1,717 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Alberta Health Services’ central zone has 1,589 active cases

Twenty-two new COVID-19-related deaths were reported by the provincial government on Sunday, bringing Alberta’s death toll to 719.

The Government of Alberta also identified 1,717 new cases. The number of active cases in the province currently sits at 20,562 – there are 58,818 recovered cases.

There are 425 active COVID-19 cases in Red Deer, according to geospatial mapping on the government’s website.

Red Deer County has 109 active cases, Clearwater County has 69, Lacombe County has 64, Lacombe has 31, Sylvan Lake has 61, Mountain View County has 30, Olds has 28 and Stettler has 19. Collectively, Ponoka County and Wetaskiwin County have 300.

Alberta Health Services’ central zone now has 1,589 active cases of the virus, while the Edmonton zone has 9,778, the Calgary zone has 7,268, the north zone has 1,289 and the south zone has 572. The locations for 66 active cases are unknown.

Provincially, 681 people have been hospitalized by COVID-19 – 139 of those individuals have been admitted into an intensive care unit. Fifty-seven people in the central zone have been hospitalized, with five of those people in intensive care.

The average age for COVID cases that have died is 82 years and the average age for COVID cases hospitalized with an ICU stay is 60 years.

Twenty-six people in the central zone have died.

“Business restrictions have now come into effect across Alberta. Some businesses are required to close while others must reduce their capacity or limit their access to the public,” Dr. Deena Hinshaw tweeted Sunday afternoon.

Hinshaw’s next live update is Monday afternoon.



Send your news tips

Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine deliveres to Canada are being delayed because of complications at their European distribution facility. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Delays of Pfizer vaccine delivery to impact Alberta’s vaccination plans

Alberta has administered 74,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine so far

Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw
Alberta eases some COVID-19 restrictions

Salons, barbershops and other personal and wellness services will be open by appointment only

File Photo
UPDATE: Missing female has been found

Hope Tivendale was last seen on January 12 in Blackfalds

Environment Canada issued a wind warning for parts of central Alberta on Jan. 13, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
Wind warning issued for central Alberta

Environment Canada said strong northwesterly winds will develop in the morning and weaken in the evening

Lesser Slave Lake UCP MLA Pat Rehn. (Facebook)
Kenney kicks Pat Rehn out of UCP caucus after municipal complaints

Rehn had been criticized by municipal leaders in his constituency

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question during a news conference outside Rideau cottage in Ottawa, Friday, January 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Trudeau says Canada’s COVID vaccine plan on track despite Pfizer cutting back deliveries

Canadian officials say country will still likely receive four million doses by the end of March

(Via the Canadian Press)
Alberta monolith comes with message to save eastern slopes of Rocky Mountains

‘They deserve our attention. They warrant our protection. They are under threat’

blessing
Bentley Blessing Pantry continues to faithfully serve the community

‘We just wanted to make everyone aware that we are still here to serve you throughout this coming year.’

A Suncor logo is shown at the company’s annual meeting in Calgary on May 2, 2019. A worker is missing after a dozer broke through ice on an inactive Suncor tailings pond in northern Alberta.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Worker missing after dozer breaks through frozen tailings pond in northern Alberta

The worker was an employee of Christina River Construction

File Photo
‘You took away some real joy,’ Sylvan Lake Winter Village turned off after vandalism

Sometime during the night of Jan, 12 the light display at the pier was vandalized and damaged

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
COVID clarity: Feds say 42-day gap for 2-dose vaccines OK as provinces race to immunity

‘Realities on the ground’ means that provinces, territories will have difficult choices to make

Most Read