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Alberta records 13 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

Last Updated Jun 3, 2020 at 6:27 am 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 has confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19, while active cases lowered to 377.

Calgary currently holds 288 active cases while Edmonton has 45.

There have been 7,057 total cases found in the province, of which 6,537 have recovered.

There are 51 Albertans currently hospitalized, six in intensive care.

The COVID-19 death toll remains at 143 after no new fatalities were reported.

On Tuesday, the Calgary Remand Centre was added to Alberta’s outbreak list.

There are currently two active COVID-19 cases and three recoveries connected to the facility.

“There have been no new cases in the facility in some time,” Alberta Health said in a statement.

“Health officials continue to update information in the system, even among recovered cases, which has brought the total number of linked cases to five. This met our criteria for posting, which we did today.”

All cases among inmates have been identified during the routine intake quarantine that is in place and there has been no in-facility transmission at this time.

Alberta Health Services continues to work closely with the centre to prevent the risk of exposure.

“Infection prevention protocols are in place at all correctional facilities, both for staff and for inmates,” the statement said.

“These protocols include isolating patients as required. All inmates are assessed for exposure and symptoms upon admission or transfer and at minimum once per day while in the Centre. Any inmate that is identified as meeting any of the criteria is isolated and tested.”