COVID-19: Edmonton Zone’s active numbers drop slightly as province records 114 new cases.

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The city of Edmonton, where there are 488 active cases, was taken off the provincial watch list on Friday. Four areas of the city — Castle Downs, Northeast, Eastwood and Northgate — remain under the ‘watch’ category.

The provincial government’s website lists 20 outbreaks in the Edmonton Zone. An outbreak at a Bible Pentecostal Church in the city is linked to 103 cases, six of which remain active.

The province reported 114 new cases Wednesday. There are 1,403 active cases in Alberta. The province has confirmed 14,180 cases and 12,535 recoveries since the beginning of the pandemic.

McMillan said there is one additional death, a woman in her 60s in the South Zone. A total of 242 people in the province have died.

Alberta hospitals currently have 50 patients with COVID-19. Nine of those patients are in intensive care units.

The Calgary Zone currently has 632 active cases, the most of any region in the province. The North Zone has 167 while the South Zone and Central Zone have 31 and 32, respectively.

Provincial labs have completed 984,736 tests on 779,445, including 8,296 cases on Sept. 1.

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw is expected to give an update on the province’s COVID-19 situation on Thursday.

There have been 129,425 confirmed cases across the country, show latest numbers from Health Canada. A total of 114,607 cases in Canada are marked as recoveries and 9,132 people have died. Globally, there have been 25,602,665 confirmed cases and 852,758 deaths, the World Health Organization reports.

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