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COVID-19 cases in RMWB rural hamlets return to single digits

Last Updated Jul 29, 2020 at 5:53 pm MST

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, gray, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. THE CANADIAN PRESS/NIAID-RML via AP

Alberta reported a new case and a recovery of COVID-19 in the RMWB.

Nine active cases of COVID-19 and 42 resolved cases reside outside the urban service area.

Fort McMurray has four new cases of the illness and 56 recoveries.

RELATED: No new COVID-19 cases in RMWB, still at 13 active cases

In the last 24 hours, there are 133 new cases of the infection, three more deaths, and 97 recovered cases across the province.

Alberta has 1430 active cases, 190 deaths, and 8983 total recoveries.

87 Albertans are in hospital with COVID-19, including 16 in intensive care.

Dr Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, encouraged Albertans to show off their handmade or unique non-medical masks on social media.

Hinshaw strongly encourages Albertans to wear facemasks when physical distancing in certain places is not possible.

While there is no mandatory order across Alberta, various municipalities and cities like Edmonton enacted bylaws for citizens to wear them inside public buildings.

To date, Alberta Health officials completed 668,226 tests for COVID-19.

Hinshaw will give a live report on COVID-19 response in Alberta on July 30, 2020.