Alberta reports 96 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, one more death

May 3 2020, 10:17 pm

A total of 96 new confirmed known cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Alberta, officials disclosed on Sunday, bringing the total number of recorded cases to 5,766.

One more person has also died as a result of the virus, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the province to 95.

Cases have been identified in all zones of the province, including:

  • 3,842 cases in the Calgary zone
  • 1,075 cases in the South zone
  • 504 cases in the Edmonton zone
  • 221 cases in the North zone
  • 88 cases in the Central zone
  • 36 cases in zones yet to be confirmed

Of these confirmed known cases, 90 people are currently being treated in hospital, 19 of whom have been admitted to intensive care units (ICU). Confirmed recovered cases now number 2,713.

Of the total cases, 743 of them are suspected to be community-acquired.

Out of the 95 deaths across the province, 62 are in the Calgary zone, 15 are in the North zone, 12 are in the Edmonton zone, five are in the South zone, and one is in the Central zone.

Out of the total number of known cases, 615 cases have been confirmed at continuing care facilities, and 67 residents at these facilities have died.

To date, there have been 152,123 people tested for coronavirus and a total of 161,245 tests performed by the lab.

In the past 24-hours, 3,728 tests have been completed.

Emily RumballEmily Rumball

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