COVID-19 youngest Canadian to date is Alberta woman in her 20s


Alberta Health has confirmed that the youngest victim of the COVID-19 pandemic is a woman in her twenties in the Edmonton area.

Alberta Health could not provide its exact age.

According to data from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Albertan woman in her twenties is the youngest dead COVID-19 in the country at this stage of the crisis.

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On Sunday morning, three people aged 20 to 39 died.

In addition to the woman, a 34-year-old man from Alberta died of the virus, as did a person in Quebec aged 30 to 39, according to PHAC data, making her the youngest victim of COVID-19.

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Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province’s chief medical officer of health, confirmed the young woman’s death on Friday, adding that “it is not yet clear if she has underlying health conditions.”

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Hinshaw said she heard some people in Alberta suggest that young people should not be as concerned about the new coronavirus as others, but said young people also get sick. Everyone must take the health crisis seriously, as the pandemic still has so many unknowns, she said.

“Some people who are young and healthy will continue to suffer from a serious illness and even die, so until we have more information on who may be most at risk and more evidence on treatments , the best way to prevent serious illness is for all of us. to do a physical distance, stay at home when possible, to avoid non-essential activities, “she said.

“The world is learning more about COVID-19 every day.”

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On Sunday, April 5, Alberta had 1,250 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 23 deaths, according to Alberta Health.

– With files from Phil Heidenreich of Global News

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