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Active coronavirus cases down in Edmonton, up in Calgary

Edmonton has finally seen a decline in active coronavirus cases after more than two weeks of steady spikes across the province.

With 4,793 active infections currently, Alberta is once again the highest level ever in the pandemic, and while Edmonton still has the most active cases from the province’s five regions, things seem to be cooling off for the city.

New figures from the Province of Alberta show that the number of active infections in Edmonton has fallen by 45 in the past 24 hours, from 2,290 on October 27 to 2,245 on October 28.

Calgary, on the other hand, saw a 116 increase over the same period, climbing from 1,672 to 1,788 as of Wednesday.

The South Zone increased by two cases, making it the only other region in Alberta to see an increase rather than a decrease in active cases.

There have been four more coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the province’s death toll to 313.

As of Wednesday October 28, 21,459 cases, a total of 26,565 cases, and 1,764,020 coronavirus tests have been completed since the pandemic began.

As always, Albertans are encouraged to practice safe physical distancing, wear a mask in public, maintain proper hand hygiene, and stay at home when feeling sick.

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