COVID-19 UPDATE: September 9

On September 9, Alberta Health Services confirmed 98 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 15,191.

One person passed away in the last 24 hours, and 248 Albertans have now died from COVID-19.

In the North Zone, there are 1,130 cases of COVID-19 and 31 people have passed away.

There are currently 214 active cases in our zone with 65 cases in Mackenzie County, 20 cases in Clear Hills County, nine in the County of Northern Lights, and six each in the Municipal District of Fairview and the Municipal District of Spirit River.

AHS is reporting that 13,358 people have recovered from the virus.

This means that there are currently 1,585 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