Alberta reported 18 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 74.
Alberta Health Official said that cases have now been identified in all zones across the province.
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There are 52 cases in the Calgary zone, 18 cases in the Edmonton zone, two cases in the Central zone, one case in the South zone, and one case in the North zone.
What is more troubling is that 2 of the COVID-19 cases – which were reported yesterday – one each in Edmonton zone and one Calgary zone case have been confirmed to be the result of community transmission.
To combat the rapid spread of COVID-19, Alberta has adopted aggressive measures including closing schools, daycares, limiting visitors to all long-term care and other continuing care facilities, suspending family, professional and volunteer visits to all Alberta provincial correctional facilities and young offender centres, closing Legal Aid Alberta intake services at the Edmonton and Calgary courthouses, closing Traffic First-Appearance Centres, closing all Alberta Parks recreation facilities, programs, events and bookings and cancelling all bookings, and preventing mass gatherings including places of worship.
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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, is self-isolating at home with minor symptoms consistent with a common cold. Her symptoms do not appear to be consistent with COVID-19 and are likely due to the long hours that she has been working in recent weeks. Dr. Hinshaw has been tested today for COVID-19.
More information is available at alberta.ca