Coronavirus: Alberta reports 216 more cases, 1 new death

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The Alberta Department of Health announced 216 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the provincial total to 4,233.

Of the 216 cases reported, 197 have been laboratory confirmed and 19 are classified as probable, depending on the province.

Distribution of cases:

  • 2,964 cases in the Calgary area
  • 475 cases in the Edmonton area
  • 510 cases in the South zone
  • 173 cases in the North zone
  • 83 cases in the central zone
  • 28 cases in areas not yet confirmed

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Currently, 77 people are hospitalized, including 20 in intensive care, the province said.

According to the Alberta Department of Health, 385 cases are suspected of community origin.

Death

Since Friday’s update, one more person has died, bringing the provincial total to 73.

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The latest death was a 70-year-old man from the Calgary area who was “connected to the long-term care center at High River General Hospital,” said Alberta Health.

Death breakdown:

  • 46 in the Calgary area
  • 14 in the North zone
  • 10 in the Edmonton area
  • two in the southern zone
  • one in the central area

The province has reported that 415 cases have been confirmed in continuing care facilities and that 48 residents have died.

According to the province, 1,471 people have recovered.

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