COVID-19 UPDATE: November 24

On November 24, Alberta Health Services confirmed 1,115 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 49,536.

16 people passed away, including one person in the northern zone, which means 492 Albertans have now died from COVID-19.     

In the North Zone, there are 3,343 cases of COVID-19 and 44 people have passed away.  

There are currently 764 active cases in our zone with 40 in the MD of Greenview, 32 in the MD of Peace, eight in Mackenzie County, six in the MD of Fairview, while all other jurisdictions in our area have four active cases or less.     

AHS is reporting that 35,695 people have recovered from the virus.

This means that there are currently 13,349 active cases across Alberta.     

To help slow spread or ease fear of catching COVID-19, the government recommends washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, and to avoid touching the face. 

It is also recommended you wear a mask if social distancing is not possible.

– Kenny Trenton, Trending 55 Newsroom