1 new death from COVID-19 in the Calgary area; 96 new cases in Alberta Sunday


Another Albertan died of COVID-19 as cases in the province increased by 96 Sunday, according to Alberta Health.

The total number of those who have caught the virus in the province is now 5,766.

The deceased was a man in his forties at the Intercare Brentwood Care Center in Calgary.

To date, a total of 615 cases have been confirmed in continuing care facilities across the province, with 67 deaths, said Alberta Health.

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On Sunday, the 96 new cases were confirmed in the laboratory by the province.

Of the total number of cases, there are 2,713 recoveries and a total of 95 deaths, which means that the current level of active cases in the province is 2,958.

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Death breakdown:

  • 62 in the Calgary area
  • 15 in the North zone
  • 12 in the Edmonton area
  • five in the southern zone
  • one in the central area

There are currently 90 people in the hospital, 19 of whom have been admitted to intensive care units.

Of the total number of cases, Alberta Health said 743 were suspected of community origin.

Distribution of cases:

  • 3,842 cases in the Calgary area
  • 1075 cases in the South zone
  • 504 cases in the Edmonton area
  • 221 cases in the North zone
  • 88 cases in the central zone
  • 36 cases in areas not yet confirmed

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The province said it has now tested 152,123 people for COVID-19, with a total of 161,245 tests done by the laboratory.

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