461 new COVID cases in Alberta Sunday, 27 in South Zone

File			By Regan Tate	
		COVID 19 Update February 1st

File By Regan Tate COVID 19 Update February 1st

In Medicine Hat, there are 16 active cases, 498 recoveries, and 13 recorded deaths attributed to COVID-19.

106, 000 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Alberta.

Cypress County now has 2 active cases and 143 recoveries.

Clearwater County (Rocky Mountain House) has 61 active cases, an increase of two.

Active COVID-19 cases in St. Albert dropped by five on Friday down to 124 cases, a level on par with what the city had in mid-November.

Sadly, another 10 deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours. The second wave's mid-December peak hit 20,686 active cases.

Alberta Health Services has released Sunday's report on COVID-19, covering statistics compiled over the past 24 hours.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw will give an update Monday at 3:30 p.m. MST.

And although the rate of infections among school-aged minors continue to fall, there are still 298 schools with alerts or outbreaks that account for 701 cases.

Of the in-school transmission cases, 51 saw only one additional case.

"We all must keep doing our part to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our community at large". Hinshaw said it is likely the province will ease more COVID-19 restrictions on February 8.

"We don't know a travel history, and with this new confirmed case result of these three, we will be doing further investigations to determine any sources or linkages", Hinshaw said.

On the heels of last week's single case of the United Kingdom variant without a travel source, labs have confirmed three more cases between two households.

Ontario reports 1,172 new coronavirus cases, 67 more deaths