EDMONTON (660 NEWS) — There were 105 new cases of COVID-19 and another four deaths related to the virus on Monday.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced the numbers bringing the provincial total of cases to 2,908.
The total number of deaths in Alberta now sits at 59. Of the cases, 1,230 people have recovered from the virus and 105,317 have been tested.
Today’s #COVID19AB update:
We’ve identified 105 new cases, and we just crossed the 100,000 test mark in Alberta – an important milestone.
— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) April 21, 2020
Two of the deaths were at continuing care facilities — one at Carewest-Sarcee in Calgary, the other at Manoir du Lac in northern Alberta — one death was an employee at the Cargill plant in High River and the fourth was in the Edmonton zone.
In High River, 360 cases have been traced back to the Cargill food-processing plant and 484 cases in the town.
Health minister Tyler Shandro also announced new measures for long-term care facilities as more funding will be going towards hiring additional health-care aides, a wage supplement of $2 an hour for aids and the province will work at fast-tracking aides that are currently in school.