One Additional Death From COVID-19 in Alberta, No New Cases in Wood Buffalo

COVID-19 is claiming the life of one more Albertan.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Monday the additional death which brings the total to 24.

The recent death was a woman in her 80’s who was a resident at the McKenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre in Calgary. This marks 11 deaths from this facility.

There are 98 new cases across the province which now puts Alberta’s total at 1,348. Hinshaw says 361 individuals have also recovered.

None are the new cases are Wood Buffalo, keeping it at six across the RMWB – four in Fort McMurray and two in the rural area.

Two of the cases in Fort McMurray have also recovered, while no one has passed away from the virus.

The north zone, which includes the region, now has 89 cases.

The other cases are around Bonnyville, Westlock, Barrhead, Slave Lake, Big Lakes County, Northern Sunrise County, Mackenzie County, County of Northern Lights, Peace River, Municipal District of Smokey River, Grande Prairie, Municipal District of Greenville, and Jasper.

The four deaths in the north zone were in Jasper, Municipal District of Smokey River, and Big Lakes County.

The province also believes 204 cases in Alberta are due to community transmission.

Meanwhile, people who are 65 years or older who have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or runny nose will now be tested.

More information can be found on the GoA’s website.

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