Three New Deaths From COVID-19 in Alberta, No New Cases in Wood Buffalo

COVID-19 is claiming the lives of three more people in Alberta.

The province announced on Wednesday the additional deaths from the virus which brings the total to 29.

The three were each in the Calgary zone with one at the McKenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre. This marks 12 deaths from this facility.

There are also 50 new cases across the province, putting the total at 1,423.

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

Three people in Fort McMurray have recovered from the virus, while 519 individuals across the province are no longer sick.

The north zone, which includes the region, now has 95 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.

Around 206 cases are suspected of being community acquired.

Meanwhile, the province is updating their testing protocol.

People who have mild symptoms and work in an essential service, live with somebody over the age of 65, or live in the Calgary zone will now be tested.

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

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