Alberta records more than 100 daily COVID cases for second day in a row

EDMONTON—Alberta is reporting another jump of more than 100 new COVID-19 cases in one day.

The province says there are 105 new infections and two more people have died from the illness.

On Thursday, it announced 120 new cases — the first daily count over 100 in more than two months.

The total number of cases in the province sits at 9,219, with 859 active infections.

Alberta’s chief medical health officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, has said she is concerned about the increase, but doesn’t feel it warrants another shutdown of businesses and services.

She said the biggest problem is social gatherings at which people are not physically distancing.