Alberta reports two COVID-19 deaths, 32 cases

Henrietta Brewer
May 24, 2020

The services will resume at different times in different parts of the province, depending on how they have managed the COVID-19 pandemic, Shandro said.

As of Friday, 54 Albertans are in hospital with COVID-19, six of whom are in intensive care units.

The availability of hospital beds in the province has allowed for the reintroduction of several services and residents and staff in long-term care facilities will soon have access to voluntary COVID-19 testing.

Data from Alberta Health Services updated Friday afternoon shows an additional two deaths, for a total of 134 across the province.

In total, 5,801 Albertans have recovered from COVID-19, the province said.

According to Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro, the moves are possible because Alberta managed to flatten the curve of infections from the novel coronavirus.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney updates media on measures taken to help with COVID-19, in Edmonton on Friday, March 20, 2020.

The County of Newell has 15 cases, three active and 12 recovered.

Overall, Alberta has recorded 6,800 cases of COVID-19, 32 of which came in the past 24 hours.

At its worst, Alberta saw 336 confirmed cases of the virus on April 23, and has been seeing a steady decrease in new cases ever since.

Dr Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, will release daily results to the public on a new staggered schedule.

As of 6:20 a.m. ET on Saturday, Canada had 82,480 confirmed and presumptive coronavirus cases, with 42,607 of those considered resolved or recovered.

However, the hospitalization rates in Alberta remain low.

Alberta Health Services has an online self-assessment tool that you can use to determine if you have symptoms of COVID-19.

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