COVID-19 UPDATE: September 17

On September 17, Alberta Health Services confirmed 146 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 16,274.

No one passed away over the last day and overall, 254 Albertans have now died from COVID-19.

In the North Zone, there are 1,284 cases of COVID-19 and 33 people have passed away.

There are currently 194 active cases in our zone with 54 cases in Mackenzie County, 27 in the County of Northern Lights, nine cases in Clear Hills County, and seven in the Municipal District of Peace.

AHS is reporting that 14,537 people have recovered from the virus.

This means that there are currently 1,483 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.

– Kenny Trenton, Trending 55 Newsroom