Two deaths, 81 new known cases of coronavirus confirmed in Alberta

Apr 13 2020, 2:57 pm

In a Monday press conference, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said that Alberta has seen 81 new known cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

This brings the province’s known total to 1,732.

She also stated that the province had seen two new deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 46.

One of the deaths was a female in her 80s at the Carewest Sarcee Continuing Care Centre in Calgary.

The other death was a man in his 80s in the Calgary zone who was not a resident at an Albertan care home.

A total of 877 Albertans have recovered from the virus, 54 more than yesterday.

Hinshaw also noted that the province would be opening testing to more Albertans, allowing for anyone with coronavirus symptoms to get tested.

“We are expanding eligibility for testing to anyone in Alberta who has a fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat,” she said at the press conference.

“If you have any of these COVID-19 symptoms, it is important to remember the critical first step: stay home if you are sick. Your next step should be to take the AHS online assessment form in order to arrange testing.”

Hinshaw stated that there is no need to call 811 if you fill out the AHS assessment, as you can arrange for a test through that form.