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Alberta records 71 new COVID-19 cases, largest-single day increase since mid-May

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 (660NEWS) – Alberta has found 71 new people infected with COVID-19, the biggest jump the province has seen since May 16 when Alberta Health recorded 72 cases.

As of June 29, there are 559 active cases province-wide with the Edmonton Zone having the highest number of infections with 257.

Calgary Zone has 239 active cases.

The number of active COVID-19 cases associated with a Calgary highrise condo building has risen to 48. Of those, 36 are active and 12 have recovered.

Alberta Health has issued a watch for the region as it monitors the risk and discusses with local officials about the possibility of needing additional health measures.

Forty-one people are in hospital, nine of those are in the ICU.

No new deaths were reported.

As of Monday, 7,354 people have recovered in the province from COVID-19.