Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the province has 81 new cases of COVID-19, with the total rising to 1732.

With 55 more recoveries, 877 have now been confirmed.

Two additional deaths were reported, one in the Carewest Sarcee continuing care facility in the Calgary zone.

2,465 tests were carried out in the last 24 hours, with 77,007 having been carried out in total.

The province's geospatial data now shows 13 active cases in "Okotoks-Priddis" and 58 active cases in "High River." This indicates a further increase in active cases in the "High River" region, with 26 on Saturday, and 44 on Sunday.

When asked about the apparent spike in the region, Dr. Hinshaw said she has received some information from medical officers in the area.

"What I'm aware of is that in High River, there have been several cases linked to households where there are lots of people living together, where transmission has likely happened in those households. I know that medical officers of health in the Calgary zone have been aware of the risk of transmission, that they have seen several of those cases, and they have been working with the municipality in making sure that active followup is done."

Testing eligibility is being further expanded to includes anyone in the province who has a fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat.

Anyone wanting to be tested is asked to complete the online assessment form in order to arrange for a test.


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