Alberta adds 418 COVID-19 cases, 1 death

EDMONTON — Alberta’s top doctor reported 418 new cases of COVID-19 and one death on Monday.

After more than 50,000 tests, 105 Albertans tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday, 173 on Saturday and 140 on Sunday.

Alberta Health Services conducted a record of 18,919 tests on Saturday, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said.

“Although our confirmed case numbers from Saturday and Sunday are somewhat higher than they’ve been in the past while, put in context with the over 33,000 samples run in these two days, these identified case numbers are still manageable by public health.”

Active cases increased by 62 up to 1,538, with 592 in Edmonton and 489 in Calgary.

The city of Edmonton remains in Alberta Health’s watch with an active case rate of 57.9 per 100,000 people.

There are 37 Albertans in hospital, with seven of them in intensive care.

Since March Alberta has reported 15,833 cases, 14,041 recoveries and 254 deaths. 

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