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Seven new COVID-19 deaths in Alberta, 1,440 cases since Friday

Last Updated Oct 26, 2020 at 3:42 pm MST

Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw updates media on the COVID-19 situation in Edmonton on Friday March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reporting seven more COVID-19 related deaths in the province.

The latest deaths involve:

  • A woman in her 70s who is linked to the outbreak at Extendicare Eaux Claire in Edmonton Zone.
  • A male in his 100s linked to the outbreak at Millwoods Shepherds Care Centre in Edmonton Zone.
  • A woman in her 80s linked to the outbreak at Capital Care Lynnwood in Edmonton Zone
  • A male in his 80s linked to the outbreak at Edmonton General Care Centre in Edmonton Zone.
  • A male in his 80s linked to the outbreak at Agecare Skypointe in Calgary Zone
  • A male in his 70s linked to the outbreak at Spruce Lodge in Calgary Zone
  • A male in his 60s in Calgary Zone

 

These deaths bring the total number in Alberta to 307.

In Monday’s provincial COVID-19 update, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw confirmed 1,440 new cases of the virus Since Friday.

There were 364 new cases on Friday, 572 on Saturday, and 504 on Sunday.

As of Monday afternoon, Alberta has 4,477 active cases.

The Calgary zone has 1,549, while the Edmonton zone has 2,179.

118 people are presently in hospital, with 16 in the ICU.

More than twenty thousand people have recovered from COVID-19.