For the third time in seven days, new cases of the coronavirus in Alberta fell to less than 400 yesterday (January 30).
383 cases were reported and those new cases, combined with the number of recoveries, mean that the active cases of COVID-19 dropped by 275 from Friday. There are now 7,530 in the province. Alberta completed 10,377 tests to find the new cases, a positivity rate of about 3.8 percent.
Unfortunately, 11 more deaths were also reported yesterday making 1,631 Albertans who have passed away from the virus since the start of the pandemic.
Hospitalizations also fell by 12 from Friday's number to 582 with 103 people being treated in intensive care which is a drop of seven from the day before. When Premier Kenney announced on Friday that the province would use the metric of hospitalizations as a gauge for easing restrictions, 600 was the number Alberta had to be under by February 8th for the first step of the process to go ahead, easing restrictions for restaurants, cafes, pubs, gyms, and school sports.
Active cases in Cochrane were down yesterday compared to Friday while those in Rocky View County remained the same.
Cochrane has 16 active cases, a drop of one from Friday with 295 people who have recovered from the virus.
Rocky View County's active cases remained at 55 and three more people recovered for a total of 772.