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Active COVID-19 cases in Calgary zone nearly double in last week, 632 current infections

Students and parents head to the first day of class at St. Margaret School in Calgary on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. It was the first day of staggered entry for the Calgary Catholic School Division amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Gavin Young/Postmedia

The Calgary zone once again leads the province in active COVID-19 cases after a surge of new infections in recent days.

Alberta recorded another 114 novel coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the provincial tally of active cases to 1,403. Of those, 632 are linked to the Calgary zone and 538 to the Edmonton zone, making up 45 per cent and 38 per cent of active cases, respectively.

There were only 356 active cases in the Calgary zone last Monday meaning it nearly doubled in just over a week.

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Blocked off portion of Memorial Drive reopens to vehicle traffic on weekdays

Calgarians take to the blocked off portion of Memorial Drive near 5th Street N.W. on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Photo by Jim Wells

Lane closures along Memorial Drive that began in March to help pedestrians and cyclists maintain distance from one another have come to an end during weekdays, but the measure will continue on weekends for the foreseeable future, according to the city.

As of Tuesday, vehicles were allowed back on the previously closed stretch of Memorial Drive. Data collected by the city has shown that more cyclists and pedestrians have taken advantage of the Memorial Drive road closure on weekends.

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