61 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Alberta, bringing total to 419

Mar 25 2020, 2:43 pm

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

Premier Jason Kenney said that Alberta has seen 61 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

This brings the province’s total to 419.

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said 33 of Alberta’s total cases may have been caused by community transmission.

There are also 20 cases currently in hospital.

Eight people are in the ICU, while three people in the province have recovered from the virus, Hinshaw said.

She also announced Alberta’s second coronavirus related death at an update on Tuesday; 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 were among Tuesday’s new cases of coronavirus, and two more residents of the centre were among the new coronavirus cases announced on Wednesday.