Red Deer has seen a dramatic drop off in COVID-19 cases in the last half of May. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Red Deer has seen a dramatic drop off in COVID-19 cases in the last half of May. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Red Deer active COVID-19 cases hit lowest mark since mid-April

Central Zone down to 1,230 active cases

Active COVID-19 cases in Red Deer COVID-19 continue to drop dramatically.

Alberta Health reported 399 active cases of the virus in the city Wednesday, its lowest mark since April 17. Red Deer reached a third-wave high of 911 cases on May 8 and has had 5,522 total cases and 5,084 recovered cases to date.

The province reported 390 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, after conducting nearly 6,000 tests for a positivity rate of seven per cent. Alberta now has just 10,953 active cases of the virus.

There are 548 people in hospital with COVID-19 across Alberta, including 157 in the intensive care unit.

Six more people have died from the virus, bringing the COVID-19 death toll to 2,198 since the start of the pandemic.

The Central zone sits at 1,230 active cases of COVID-19, with 53 people in hospital, including 13 in the ICU.

When looking at the province’s geospatial mapping for COVID-19 cases on the municipality setting, regions are defined by metropolitan areas, cities, urban service areas, rural areas and towns with approximately 10,000 or more people; smaller regions are incorporated into the corresponding rural area.

With that setting, Red Deer County has 82 active cases of the virus, Lacombe County has 67 active and Clearwater County sits at 72 active.

Lacombe has 71 active and Sylvan Lake has 65, while Olds sits at 29 active. Mountain View County sits at 37 active, Kneehill County has 24 active and Drumheller has four active.

Camrose County sits at 13 active cases and the County of Stettler has 35.

Camrose is at 28 active cases and Wetaskiwin has 37 active.

On the local geographic area setting, Wetaskiwin County, including Maskwacis has 68 active. Ponoka, including East Ponoka County, has 27 active cases. Rimbey, including parts of Lacombe County has 32 active.

Just Posted

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney arrives at the 2021 budget in Edmonton on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta launches COVID vaccine lottery with million-dollar prizes to encourage uptake

The premier says the lottery will offer three prizes worth $1 million a piece, as well as other prizes

The City of Red Deer sits at 249 active cases of the virus, after hitting a peak of 565 active cases on Feb. 22. (Black Press file image)
Red Deer down to 119 active COVID-19 cases

Province identifies 179 new cases Saturday

Pictured here is Corrie Fryters, a resident of Stettler Points West Living, with one of the care packages recently distributed via a project by the Town of Stettler, the County of Stettler and the Stettler Public Library. photo submitted
Residents at Points West enjoyed a busy Seniors Week

Highlights included cake, some live music and special gifts from the community

Member Terry Parsons’ custom built track vehicle.
Forestburg’s Area 53 Racetrack gears up for action-packed season

Site will also host a portion of the ‘Miles of Mayhem’ event in July

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference, Wednesday May 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases

Feds are poised to argue against two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings

The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race has been held in Summerland as a fundraising event. Do you know which Canadian city introduced this sport? (Black Press file photo)
QUIZ: A summer’s day at the water

How much do you know about boats, lakes and water?

Flowers and cards are left at a makeshift memorial at a monument outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains are believed to have been discovered buried near the city in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
‘Pick a Sunday:’ Indigenous leaders ask Catholics to stay home, push for apology

Indigenous leaders are calling on Catholics to stand in solidarity with residential school survivors by not attending church services

“They will never be forgotten, every child matters,” says Sioux Valley Chief Jennifer Bone in a video statement June 1. (Screen grab)
104 ‘potential graves’ detected at site of former residential school in Manitoba

Sioux Valley Dakota Nation working to identify, repatriate students buried near former Brandon residential school

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen receives medical attention after collapsing during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group B match between Denmark and Finland at Parken stadium in Copenhagen, Saturday, June 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)
Christian Eriksen in stable condition, Euro 2020 match resumes

Eriksen was given chest compressions after collapsing on the field during a European Championship

As stories of the horrors of residential schools circulate after the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation announced it had located what are believed to be the remains of 215 children, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs said he feels a connection with the former students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
2 sides of the same coin: Ex-foster kids identify with residential school survivors

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says the child welfare system takes Indigenous children from their families

Airport ground crew offload a plane carrying just under 300,000 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine which is developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
1st batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines won’t be released in Canada over quality concerns

The vaccines were quarantined in April before they were distributed to provinces

Most Read