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59 new COVID-19 cases in Alberta, one additional death

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML)

ALBERTA (CITYNEWS) – There have been 59 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alberta in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of active cases to 1,837.

One more Albertan has died from the virus, the province said in a release on Saturday afternoon. The total number of deaths is now 116.

The province says hospitalization rate remains low: 74 people are currently in hospital, 15 of whom are in intensive care.

A total 4,204 Albertans have recovered from COVID-19.