There Are Now 7 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Alberta

Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIH

On Monday, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health confirmed 3 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, bringing total cases in the province to 7.

New Cases:

Case 7: A woman in her 50s who returned from a Caribbean Cruise on the MS Braemar cruise ship from Feb. 11 to March 4. She developed symptoms after her return home and was tested at an assessment centre on March 8.

Case 6: A man in his 30s from the Calgary zone. He is a close contact of the Calgary zone woman in case 4.

Case 5: A woman in her seventies who lives in the Edmonton zone. She is a close contact of an Edmonton zone man with COVID-19, who was announced on March 8 (case 3). She was also on-board a Grand Princess Cruise before returning home on Feb. 21. Her symptoms started after returning to Alberta.

These individuals are all recovering in isolation at home with support from public health officials. Dr. Deena Hinshaw also said that Alberta completed 710 tests for coronavirus on Sunday, March 9.

Anyone who is feeling ill should stay home and not visit hospitals, long-term care facilities or supportive living accommodations. Anyone who has health concerns or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 linked to recent travel should contact Health Link 811 to see if followup testing is required.

Previous Cases:

Case 4: A woman in her 30s who is a close contact of someone from Alberta who had recently travelled in Europe, including visits to Ukraine, Turkey and the Netherlands.

Case 3: A man from Edmonton area, who had recently been on a Grand Princess Cruise before returning to Alberta on Feb. 21.

Case 2: A man in his forties who lives in the Edmonton area. He recently travelled to Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio, before returning to Alberta on Feb 28.

Case 1: A woman who returned from travel onboard a Grand Princess cruise ship in California which led to the closure of ATB Financial Sage Hill and Creekside branches in Calgary.

Current Scenario in Canada

Currently in Canada, the total positive COVID-19 cases stand at 77, with 32 cases in British Columbia, 7 in Alberta, 34 in Ontario and 4 in Quebec. Of these 77, 8 cases, 4 each in B.C. and Ontario were fully resolved, with each of those patients having two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart.

British Columbia recorded Canada’s first fatality from COVID-19.


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