Coronavirus: 77 new cases, 1 additional death reported Tuesday in Alberta


Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article reported that five previously recovered patients at the Good Samaritan Society’s long-term care center in Edmonton were again listed as active after becoming symptomatic, for a total of 15 cases active. The ESG later clarified that only three patients were reclassified as active cases, for a total of 12. This history has been updated to reflect this change.Alberta reported 77 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 13,083.

An additional death linked to the new coronavirus has also been reported; a man in his 80s living in the Edmonton area. The man was not living in continuing care, Alberta Health said. A total of 235 people have died from the virus in the province.

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As of Tuesday, 1,134 Albertans had an active case of COVID-19. Forty-six of them were being treated in hospital, including seven in intensive care units.

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The Edmonton area still has the highest number of active cases with 608.

In the Calgary area, the total number of active cases was 340 on Tuesday. The central zone had 26 active cases, the northern zone 134 active cases and the southern zone 27 active cases. There have been five active cases in Alberta with no known area.

Alberta announces multiple COVID-19 outbreaks in the province

Alberta announces multiple COVID-19 outbreaks in the province

The Good Samaritan Society had a total of 12 active cases on Tuesday. Three of them were recovered previously but returned to the list of active cases after becoming symptomatic again.

Laboratories across the province have performed 8,440 coronavirus tests in the past 24 hours, and a total of 903,052 tests have been performed on 723,302 Albertans.

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