49 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Alberta

Mar 20 2020, 3:08 pm

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

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw stated that, in the past 24 hours, Alberta has seen 49 new cases of coronavirus.

This brings the province’s total to 195.

Hinshaw noted that 11 of Alberta’s total cases may have been caused by community transmission.

There are also 10 cases currently in hospital, three of which were among the 49 new cases detected over the past 24 hours.

Five people are in the ICU, while three people have since recovered from the virus, Hinshaw said.

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