57 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Alberta, bringing total to 358

Mar 24 2020, 3:00 pm

The Province of Alberta issued new COVID-19 numbers at a press conference on Tuesday.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw stated that Alberta has seen 57 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

This brings the province’s total to 358.

Hinshaw said 28 of Alberta’s total cases may have been caused by community transmission.

There are also 19 cases currently in hospital.

Seven people are in the ICU, while three people in the province have recovered from the virus, Johnson said.

Hinshaw also announced Alberta’s second coronavirus related death; a woman in her 80s who had been a resident at the Mckenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre in Calgary.

One staff member and two other residents of the facility are among the new cases of coronavirus, and 11 other residents are showing symptoms.