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Meanwhile, table games are permitted again at casinos and racing entertainment centers across the province as long as distances, use of barriers and other health measures are in effect. Hinshaw said the decision was made after reviewing evidence from other jurisdictions.
“Where the casinos started with table games as part of their process, we haven’t seen any transmission issues locally. With the casinos that have open table games, we haven’t seen any significant transmission events there, ”Hinshaw said.
Hinshaw on Thursday announced 130 new cases in the province, bringing the total number of active cases to 1,415. There have been a total of 14,310 confirmed cases and 12,653 recoveries since the start of the pandemic.
The Edmonton area currently has 527 active cases, while the Calgary area remains the hardest hit with 639.
Alberta hospitals currently have 46 patients with COVID-19, nine of whom are in intensive care. A total of 242 people have died in the province where COVID-19 was a contributing factor.
Nationally, there have been 129,923 confirmed cases and 9,135 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest figures from Health Canada. A total of 115,050 cases are considered recovered. Globally, there have been 25,884,895 cases and 859,130 deaths, according to the World Health Organization.