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One new death, 45 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta

Last Updated May 12, 2020 at 5:10 pm MDT

Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced the new death and 45 cases Tuesday. (CREDIT: Livestream, May 12)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – In her daily Alberta COVID-19 update, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced one new death and 45 new cases of COVID-19 in the province.

A total of 1,361 cases remain active while 4,866 Albertans have recovered from the virus.

Currently, 73 people remain in hospital and 12 are in the ICU.

In the last 24 hours, 3,173 tests were conducted.

There are 105 active cases in continuing care facilities, with 559 recovered.

At the Cargill meatpacking plant near High River, 920 cases have recovered, while 25 remain active.

At JBS, 44 remain active, 582 are recovered.

At Harmony Beef, 12 are active and 28 are recovered.

Hinshaw commended the efforts of all those involved in quelling the outbreaks within the province.

“Their efforts have been vital to our ability to prevent spread of this virus and address immediate concerns in outbreak situations.”

Currently, teams are working hard to provide information in order to plan Alberta’s way forward out of the pandemic.

Hinshaw addressed the workplace guidance documents released Monday, saying they were put in place to provide expectations to all those looking to remain open or reopen.

She said businesses can work through the guidelines in order to make decisions regarding their specific situations.

“An important thing for all businesses to consider is what mechanisms they can put in place so patrons understand what is required of them.”

The documents will be updated with more information as the province moves forward.

Businesses with specific questions can email bizconnect@gov.ab