8,363 Albertans have recovered from COVID-19

There are currently 93 people in hospital, 16 of those in intensive care

As of July 21, 8,363 Albertans have now recovered from COVID-19. There are currently 93 people in hospital, 16 of whom are in intensive care, according to the Alberta government in a media release.

141 additional cases have been identified in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of active cases to 1,193.

Cases have been identified in all zones across the province:

  • Calgary zone: 589 active cases and 5,350 recovered
  • South zone: 131 active cases and 1,391 recovered
  • Edmonton zone: 233 active cases and 1,156 recovered
  • North zone: 89 active cases and 348 recovered
  • Central zone: 145 active cases and 102 recovered
  • Six active cases and 16 recovered cases in zones to be confirmed

So far labs have performed 598,317 tests on 508,956 Albertans, with 7,813 tests completed in the last 24 hours.

There are two new deaths to report.

  • Total number of deaths is 172: 115 in the Calgary zone; 26 in the Edmonton zone; 17 in the North zone; 13 in the South zone; and one in the Central zone.

There are 73 active cases and 768 recovered cases at continuing care facilities; 123 facility residents have died.

Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital remains closed to new patients because of a COVID-19 outbreak.

Confidential supports are available to help with mental health concerns. The Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642 and the Addiction Help Line at 1-866-332-2322 operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Canadian Mental Health Association has resources at mentalhealthweek.ca.

The Kids Help Phone is available 24-7 and offers professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people by texting CONNECT to 686868.

Online resources provide advice on handling stressful situations and ways to talk with children.

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