Record number of variant COVID cases and high new daily case count reported in Alberta
Illustration of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2, the cause of COVID-19 (Alissa Eckert, MS, Dan Higgins, MAMS)
LETHBRIDGE, AB – A high number of new COVID-19 cases are being reported in Alberta.
In total, 871 people tested positive for the virus over the past day which is a level not seen in this province since mid-January.
There was also a record number of new variant cases reported – 406 in all.
Variant cases now make up almost 32-percent of all active cases in Alberta.
Here in Lethbridge, there were 48 new cases over the past day out of 84 total in the South Zone.
After dropping a bit earlier this week, the number of active cases in the city is back up to 516.