COVID-19 Claims First Life in Alberta

The province is experiencing its first death from COVID-19.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Thursday that an Edmonton area man in his 60’s passed away from the virus Wednesday night.

In total, nine people have died from the coronavirus in Canada.

There are also 27 new cases of the virus in Alberta. This brings the total to 146.

Ten of the cases are in the north zone, which includes the RMWB.

The province’s new case location map only shows that one of the cases is in High Prairie and one in Cold Lake. The other eight cases haven’t been updated as of yet.

Meanwhile, the Calgary-area is the first zone to reach triple-digits in cases, currently sitting at 101. The Edmonton zone is dealing with 27 cases which is the second most across the province.

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