Days after a spike of COVID-19 cases in Alberta, the province's top doctor is already saying that numbers are going down.

In her daily news update on Tuesday, August 4, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced that the daily case numbers "have declined slightly."

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Dr. Deena Hinshaw

On Friday, July 31, Alberta logged 87 new cases, followed by 67 cases on Saturday, 74 on Sunday, and 65 on Monday, August 3.

And, since last week, the number of active cases in the province has decreased by over 200.

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While Hinshaw said "we still have a long way to go," she called the signs "encouraging" and that locals must continue to work together.