Alberta Confirms 47 Additional COVID-19 Cases, 2 Additional Deaths


On Tuesday, another 47 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Alberta.This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the province to 8,436 since mid-March. Two additional deaths were also added to the online data. One of these deaths was confirmed Monday by Alberta Health, but was not added to the site due to an internal problem.

Both were men in their 60s and were linked to the outbreak at Edmonton’s Misericordia Community Hospital.

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The death toll in Alberta is now 157 people.

There are 54 people hospitalized, including six in the ICU, according to Alberta Health data.

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There are 620 active cases in the province, the vast majority in the Edmonton and Calgary areas. The Calgary area has 230 active cases, there are 243 active cases in the Edmonton area, the central area reports four active cases, while there are 86 active cases in the southern area and 51 in the northern area. There are currently six cases not associated with a known area.

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To date, 7,659 people have recovered COVID-19 in Alberta.

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The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that there is “new evidence” that the new coronavirus may be airborne.

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In a statement to Global News, Alberta Health said it was monitoring all new evidence, including university research and the experience of other jurisdictions.

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“At the moment, no specific changes are being made to health guidelines, but we continue to closely monitor emerging evidence,” said the statement.

“Alberta Health, along with our national partners, will continue to keep Albertans informed as evidence emerges and take further action if necessary.”

To date, Alberta has performed nearly 500,000 COVID-19 tests.

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