Alberta records 247 new coronavirus cases, but no new deaths

Apr 26 2020, 5:36 pm

The past 24-hour period saw 247 new and confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Alberta, according to an update by the provincial government late Sunday afternoon.

This brings the number of total coronavirus cases to 4,480, but there were no new deaths.

Here is a breakdown of the locations of the cases across the province:

  • 3,104 cases in the Calgary zone
  • 598 cases in the South zone
  • 479 cases in the Edmonton zone
  • 182 cases in the North zone
  • 83 cases in the Central zone
  • 34 cases in zones yet to be confirmed

Currently, 83 people are in hospital, including 20 people being treated within intensive care units.

As of today, 73 people in Alberta have died from the illness, including 46 people in the Calgary zone, 14 people in the North zone, 10 people in the Edmonton zone, two people in the South zone, and one person in the Central zone.

Continuing care facilities account for 435 confirmed cases and 48 deaths.

The provincial government also states 1,549 confirmed cases have since recovered from their illness.

To date, health officials in Alberta have tested 125,310 people, with a total of 131,527 tests performed by the lab. Over the past 24 hours, 4,407 tests have been completed.