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.