Alberta just announced 5 new coronavirus deaths

Mar 30 2020, 10:48 pm

Update: An earlier version of this article stated that the man in his 30s who died was from Calgary. It has since been updated to state that he was from Alberta’s north zone. 

The Government of Alberta just announced five new coronavirus-related deaths.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw made the announcement at a 4:30 pm press conference Monday, stating that Alberta had more than doubled its number of deaths from the total of three seen on Sunday to eight as of March 30.

Hinshaw noted that two deaths had occurred at long-term care facilities, with a woman in her 70s dying at Calgary’s McKenzie Towne Care Centre — the same centre that saw Alberta’s second death earlier this month — and a man in his 80s at Edmonton’s Rosedale Facility.

The other deaths include a woman in her 50s in Calgary, a man in his 80s in Edmonton, and a man in his 30s in the north zone.

The new deaths in Alberta bring Canada’s total fatalities up to 71 as of March 30.

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