On December 9, Alberta Health Services confirmed 1,460 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 73,488.
13 people passed away, which means 653 Albertans have now died from COVID-19.
In the North Zone, there are 4,864 cases of COVID-19 and 51 people have passed away.
There are currently 1,213 active cases in our zone with 35 in the MD of Peace, 26 in Northern Sunrise County, 20 in the MD of Greenview, 19 in Mackenzie County, 18 in Big Lakes County, while all other jurisdictions in our area have two active cases or less.
AHS is reporting that 52,686 people have recovered from the virus.
This means that there are currently 20,199 active cases across Alberta.
Outbreaks have been declared at the following places:
- Heimstaed Lodge, LaCrete
- Peace River Correctional Facility
To help slow spread or ease fear of catching COVID-19, the government recommends washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, and to avoid touching the face.
It is also recommended you wear a mask if social distancing is not possible.
– Kenny Trenton, Trending 55 Newsroom