One death, 81 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Alberta

May 8 2020, 3:16 pm

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

This brings the province’s known total to 6,098.

She noted that there has also been one new death in the province related to coronavirus; a woman in her 80s who had been a resident at a continuing care centre in Calgary.

This brings Alberta’s total coronavirus-related deaths to 114.

Hinshaw also stated that there are currently 632 active cases at continuing care centres throughout the province.

Ninety-five cases remain active at the Cargill meat packing plant with 849 recovered from that outbreak, while the JBS plant has seen 497 and 96 active cases remaining.

The Harmony meat packing plant has just 21 active cases after seeing 16 recoveries, according to Hinshaw.

To date, a total of 4,020 people have recovered from coronavirus in Alberta, bringing the province’s total active cases down to 1,963.

“The next stages of our relaunch plan will depend on our collective ability to keep infection rates low as we begin to relax public health measures,” Hinshaw stated at the press conference.