COCHRANE— The number of active COVID-19 cases in Cochrane is holding steady at 38.
The Town of Cochrane had a reported 38 active cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday (Jan. 19). To date the town has had 306 cases of the virus— Two people have died and 266 people have recovered.
In the last 24 hours, 669 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Alberta after the completion of about 14,900 tests.
The current provincial positivity rate sits at 4.5 per cent.
Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported that there are 744 people hospitalized due to the virus, including 124 in intensive care.
An additional 21 COVID-related deaths were also recorded. To date, 1,484 Albertans have died.
Hinshaw said it has been encouraging to see the provincial positivity rate continue to decline since its peak in December.
The province is slowly moving to allow an easement of public health measures, but Hinshaw cautioned the province could face an increase in active case numbers if reopenings occur too quickly.
“The data that we have indicates that the restrictions put in place in November and December have achieved so far their intended outcome,” Hinshaw said. “What is critical at this point is that we maintain enough measures to continue going down.”
There are currently 10,565 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta.