31 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Alberta on March 21

Mar 21 2020, 2:43 pm

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

Dr. Marcia Johnson, Alberta’s deputy chief medical officer of health, stated that, in the past 24 hours, Alberta has seen 31 new cases of coronavirus.

This brings the province’s total to 226.

Johnson said 16 of Alberta’s total cases may have been caused by community transmission.

There are also 11 cases currently in hospital, one of which being part of the 31 new cases detected over the past 24 hours.

Six people are in the ICU, while three people have recovered from the virus in Alberta, Johnson said.

There have been no new deaths since Alberta announced its first coronavirus-related fatality on Thursday.