Loading articles...

57 new COVID-19 cases in Alberta, one additional death

Last Updated May 17, 2020 at 4:56 pm MDT

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, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. Experts say necessary measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic could be setting Canada back in the battle against superbugs.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – One more Albertan has died from the coronavirus.

This comes as the province reports 57 additional cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

As of Sunday afternoon, there are 1,064 active cases. According to a release from the government, 5,453 Albertans have recovered from the virus.

During Friday’s provincial update, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw spoke about outdoor social gatherings.

Social gatherings outside must not exceed 50 people.

Hinshaw said if anyone is planning to gather outside, social distancing guidelines must still be obtained.

Everyone must still practice proper hygiene practices meaning no sharing of food or drinks.

Gatherings inside must still remain at no more than fifteen people.