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Average age of Albertans currently infected with COVID-19 is 39

Thursday, 25 June 2020. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, noted in her press conference today that the majority of cases identified in recent weeks are in those under the age of 40.

This includes four in Edmonton, with no underlying health concerns, under the age of 30 who are currently hospitalized. 

“This is a reminder that COVID-19 does not discriminate,” she says.

South zone information – 1,291 cases (2 new cases) 

1,258 people (about 98 per cent of confirmed south zone cases) have now recovered from COVID-19. There are 23 active cases of the virus in Alberta’s south zone. Ten people have died since the onset of the pandemic.

One person is currently hospitalized in south zone with no one in intensive care.

Although active cases within the Blood Tribe have dropped to eight, gathering restrictions have been limited to 15 people indoors and 50 outdoors as a preventative measure.

The only outbreak site listed in south zone is at JBS Foods in Brooks. 

Community breakdown for Thursday, June 25

Data is up-to-date as of end of day June 24

* Indicates change in statistics since yesterday’s report

Pincher Creek – 0

Crowsnest Pass – 0

Fort Macleod – 1 active, 6 recovered * 2 new recoveries

Cardston County/Kainai – 9 active, 29 recovered, 1 death * 1 new active, adjustment of -1 to recovery count

Lethbridge – 5 active, 33 recovered * 1 new active, 1 new recovery

Lethbridge County – 2 active, 1 recovered 

MD of Taber – 2 recovered

City of Brooks – 3 active, 1,107 recovered, 9 deaths

County of Newell – 20 recovered

County of Warner – 0

County of Forty Mile – 2 recovered 

Cypress County – 21 recovered

Medicine Hat – 2 active, 36 recovered

Oyen – 1 recovered


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The next interview with Dr. Hinshaw and situation update from Alberta Health will be provided Tuesday, June 30.

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