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Alberta reports 991 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday

Alberta reported 991 new cases of COVID-19 and six new deaths, according to Sunday's update. 

The province reports six additional deaths, bringing the total to 407

This electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles. The particles are from the strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19. (NIAID/National Institutes of Health via The Associated Press)

Alberta reported 991 new cases of COVID-19 and six new deaths, according to Sunday's update. 

There are a total of 9,618 active cases in the province.

The deaths include a man in his 90s from the Calgary zone, linked to one of two outbreaks at Foothills Medical Centre.

The others include a woman in her 60s, whose death is linked to Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton and another woman in her 90s linked to an outbreak at South Terrace Continuing Care, also in Edmonton.

The remaining three deaths are linked to the outbreak at Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre: a woman in her 80s, a woman in her 90s and a man in his 80s. 

The new deaths brought Alberta's death total to 407. 

There are 262 people in the hospital due to COVID-19, including 58 in intensive care. 

Here's the regional breakdown of active cases reported on Friday. The province said the next detailed update on case numbers by region would be available Monday.

  • Calgary zone: 3,553

  • Edmonton zone: 3,572

  • North zone: 553

  • South zone: 512

  • Central zone: 353

  • Unknown: 50

The Alberta government website states that because of technical issues, laboratory testing data is unavailable at this time.

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