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Alberta COVID-19 numbers continue to decrease

Last Updated May 20, 2020 at 5:28 pm MDT

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EDMONTON (660 NEWS) — Another decline in active COVID-19 cases in Alberta.

They dropped by 34 since Tuesday, to 970 and provincial health officials have reported only 19 new cases on Wednesday.

But the Calgary Zone remains the largest hotspot of active cases in the province, by a large margin, with 784 active cases

And for the second day in a row, no new deaths were reported in Alberta, leaving the provincial total to remain at 128.

The number of hospitalizations has dropped from 61 to 58, with only seven in the Intensive Care Unit.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 6,735 and 5,637 recoveries.

Last week, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said she would be scaling back her daily news conferences to just a few times a week.