There are 69 confirmed new cases of coronavirus in Alberta, and a Calgary resident has now died from the virus as well, Premier Jason Kenney said on Saturday.
Kenney confirmed the stats while announcing that the province is planning to send excess medical equipment that it currently has “stockpiled” to other provinces across Canada “to help address unprecedented demand in those provinces for personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators.”
Kenney broke down the new details further, saying that as of today, there are 1,569 recorded cases in the province, and close to 73,000 tests have been completed.
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Out of the number of people who have the virus, 47 have been hospitalized as a result, with 13 of those people in intensive care.
The additional death brings the total number of deaths in the province as a result of coronavirus to 40. A total of 744 people have also now recovered from the illness, or 48% of all infections in the province.
“We express our condolences to the family of not just that person but all 40 who lives have been lost over the course of the past three weeks from this pandemic,” said Kenney.