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Premier Kenney confirms 306 new cases, five deaths related to COVID-19 on Wednesday

Last Updated Apr 22, 2020 at 11:21 pm MDT

Premier Jason Kenney during the COVID-19 livestream update. (Credit: Livestream, April 4)

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) — Cases related to COVID-19 continue to rise in Alberta as 306 were confirmed on Wednesday by Premier Jason Kenney at the legislature.

In addition to the new cases, there were also five additional deaths reported where one was from the Calgary zone and the other four located in the North zone.

The total number of confirmed cases in the province to 3,401 and 66 deaths, where the Calgary zone now has a total of 42 deaths.

There have been 1,310 recoveries and 70 people have been hospitalized with 18 in intensive care units.

The premier also said the rate of infections and medical equipment that is being used is much lower than expected at the moment.

Kenney said 20,000 procedural masks will be sent to the Northwest Territories and 25 ventilators will be sent to Quebec and will be sent back when they are not needed anymore.

In terms of food-processing plants across the province the Cargill facility in High River has 440 confirmed cases of employees and JBS Foods in Brooks has 96 workers that have tested positive.

To date, 113,499 Albertans have been tested for the virus.