Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw provided a provincial update on the COVID-19 situation in the province on Thursday.
The three latest deaths were a woman in her 80s in the Calgary zone, a man in his 70s in the Edmonton zone, and a woman in her 60s in the Calgary zone, the doctor said.
One death was linked to a continuing care centre in Calgary, but Alberta’s top doctor said the individual was not a resident of McKenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre in Calgary, where over a dozen deaths had previously been recorded. So far, 151 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in staff and residents in continuing care facilities.
Alberta Health said the province had 1,451 confirmed cases. In the last 24 hours, there have been 28 new cases in Alberta.
On Wednesday, the province released its full projections modelled in three scenarios: probable, elevated and extreme. Modelling is done to allow the government to anticipate and prepare for the demands on the province’s health-care system.
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