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Alberta reports 96 new COVID-19 cases

Alberta reported 96 new cases of the virus on Sunday, capping a weekend that saw the province take its first steps towards relaunching public life.

Second consecutive day of daily new cases in double digits

Sunday marked the second consecutive day Alberta reported daily new COVID-19 cases in the double digits. (Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC)

Alberta reported 96 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the second consecutive day the province recorded new cases in the double digits. 

A man in his 80s from the Brentwood Care Centre in Calgary died in the past 24 hours, the lone death reported in an update released by the province on Sunday. 

To date, 615 cases have been confirmed at continuing care facilities across Alberta and 67 residents have died. 

There were 90 people in hospital, including 19 who were admitted to intensive care units as of Sunday's update, a hospitalization rate consistent with recent updates. 

Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health has said the province's phased relaunch strategy depends on keeping infection and hospitalization rates low.

Here are the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alberta as of Sunday, broken down by region:

  • Calgary zone: 3,842
  • South zone: 1,075
  • Edmonton zone: 504
  • North zone: 221
  • Central zone: 88
  • Unknown: 38

Alberta Health Services completed 3,728 tests in the past 24 hours, according to the update. 

Corrections

  • The original version of this story cited new COVID-19 cases by region when in fact the numbers cited were for the number of deaths in each region. The story has ben updated with the correct information.
    May 03, 2020 5:40 PM MT

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