COVID-19 recoveries rise in both City and County of Grande Prairie

Henrietta Brewer
June 2, 2020

The South Zone recorded four more cases since Sunday, all in Cypress County.

There death toll remains at 143 as no new deaths were reported by the chief medical officer of health, who said there are 53 Albertans now in hospital, six of whom are in the ICU.

There's been a spike in Edmonton zone COVID-19 cases that Dr. Deena Hinshaw said are linked to private family gatherings.

Hinshaw said it's important to remember that even though relaunch has started, people must remember COVID-19 has not gone away.

Last week, Alberta made coronavirus testing available to everyone in the province whether or not they have symptoms.

"I must stress that we have the ability to prevent such cases by continuing to follow public health measures when gathering".

"I know it may be hard or even seem rude to ask guests to bring their own food and drink and not share it, but it is necessary", she said.

A total of 6,283 Albertans have recovered from the virus to date.

Also on Friday Health Minister Tyler Shandro announced the province will be providing 20 million non-medical masks to Albertans through 600 A&W, Tim Hortons and McDonald's drive-thru locations starting in early June.

The province completed 3,138 tests in the past 24 hours. Of these, there are 400 active cases.

The County of Forty Mile and Municipal District of Taber each have two confirmed cases both listed as recovered.

There have been 13 new cases, the lowest level since the global pandemic was declared, with one additional death.

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