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Edmonton sees rise in COVID-19 cases, Calgary numbers declining

Last Updated Jun 25, 2020 at 8:01 am MDT

FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. (NIAID-RML via AP)

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) — Active COVID-19 cases in the City of Edmonton have seen a steady rise since the beginning of June.

At the start of the month, Edmonton had 44 active cases of the virus. On Wednesday, that number reached 250.

In that same time frame, Calgary has seen a decline in active cases from 309 at the beginning of the month to 219.

About 12 cases have been reported at the Verve Apartments in East Village, prompting the building owners to take precautions.

Everyone at Verve is asked to be tested and will be required to wear a mask in and around the building.

There are 538 people currently infected with COVID-19 province-wide.

Thirty-six of those are in hospital, seven of whom are in the intensive care unit.

Alberta conducted over 6,500 tests in the past 24 hours only finding 44 new cases.

The death toll remains at 153 after no new deaths were recorded Wednesday.

To date, 409,352 people have been tested for the virus.