The Town of Cochrane has now hit 47 active cases of COVID-19 according to Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health, in her update today.
Rocky View County sits at 125.
Yet another new record high was set in the update, with 1,733 new cases identified over the last 24 hours.
There are now a total of 16,454 actives cases, and that places the test positively rate at 8.4 per cent.
Dr. Hinshaw says we must remain more vigilant than ever to bend the curve, lower the number of active cases, and protect each other and the health system.
"Like all Albertans, I am alarmed by the rising case numbers reported today and over the weekend. This is another reminder that COVID-19 has a long incubation period, meaning the actions we take today will not be seen until 10 to 14 days from now. I suspect that we will continue to see cases and hospitalizations rise over the next several days as we wait for the impact of the restrictions that were announced last week."
There are 453 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, including 96 in intensive care.
In the last 24 hours, there were eight additional COVID-related deaths reported: one on Nov. 15, one on Nov. 24, one on Nov. 25, one on Nov. 26, one on Nov. 27, one on Nov. 28, and two on Nov. 29. There have now been 541 deaths attributed to the virus.
To date, 41,182 Albertans have recovered from COVID-19.