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One additional death, COVID-19 cases rise by 59 in Alberta

Last Updated May 9, 2020 at 6:01 pm MST

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML)

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – 59 new confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported in Alberta Saturday.

The new number brings the provincial total to 6,157 cases. This comes as Alberta Health officials confirmed one additional death.

The details of the death are not known however, it brings the total number of fatalities to 116.

“Alberta‚Äôs COVID-19 hospitalization rates remain low with 74 people currently in hospital, 15 of whom are in intensive care,” said the government in a release.

As of Saturday, 4,204 people have recovered.

Following the new update, restrictions related to travel have been lifted. Anyone traveling to summer homes, cabins, and cottages within Alberta is now allowed.

But, travel outside of the province is not recommended.

The government says if you are planning to travel to a summer home outside of the province to prepare for minimal stops by packing extra food and only stopping when it is necessary.