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Two additional COVID-19 deaths in Alberta, cases rise by 29

Last Updated May 28, 2020 at 4:00 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, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – Alberta Health officials have reported two additional COVID-19 related deaths.

In Thursday’s provincial update, it was confirmed one of the deaths is in the Calgary zone and the other is in the South Zone.

The total number of fatalities is 143 across the province.

29 new cases of the virus were also confirmed, leaving a total of 652 active cases as of Thursday afternoon.

50 people are currently hospitalized, with four patients in the ICU.

6,160 Albertans have recovered from the virus so far.