Alberta reports 97 new known cases of coronavirus, two additional deaths

May 2 2020, 11:27 pm

A total of 97 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Alberta, officials reported on Saturday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 5,670.

Another two people have now died as a result of the virus as well, bringing the provincial total of coronavirus-related deaths to 94.

The latest figures include 3,775 cases in the Calgary zone, 501 cases in the Edmonton zone, 218 cases in the North zone, 88 cases in the Central zone, and 1,054 cases in the South zone.

Of these cases, there are currently 88 people in hospital, 19 of whom have been admitted to intensive care units (ICU). Confirmed recovered cases now number 2,534.

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Out of the 94 deaths in the province, 61 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.

To date, there have been 148,757 people tested for COVID-19 and a total of 157,517 tests performed by the lab.

Out of the total number of cases, 597 cases have been confirmed at continuing care facilities, and 66 residents at these facilities have died.

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