COVID-19 cases rises to 968 in Alberta as death toll hits 13, Kenney predicts pandemic will peak in May – Fort McMurray Today

April 2, 2020

There are 97 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, bringing the province’s total to 968 cases. It is believed that 108 cases are the result of community transmission. The virus has also killed two more people, bringing the province’s death toll to 13.

One of the victims was a man in his 90s at the McKenzie Towne Care Continuing Centre in Calgary. The other victim was a man in his 80s at the Manoir Du Lac retirement home, northeast of Grande Prairie.

The number of cases in Fort McMurray remains at three. There are no reported cases in Wood Buffalo’s rural or Indigenous communities.

In a Thursday afternoon press conference, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, said roughly 4,000 tests have been completed in the last 24 hoursm, bringing the total to 57,097 tests.

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