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Alberta finds 15 new COVID-19 cases, one new death recorded

A man gets tested at a COVID-19 testing clinic Thursday May 14, 2020 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – Alberta recorded another low day of new case numbers after only finding 15 infections from over 4,000 tests.

As of Thursday, the total number of active cases sits at 334. Of those, 247 are in the Calgary Zone.

One additional death was recorded in the Calgary Zone, bringing the total number of fatalities to 146.

Alberta has almost completed its first week of testing those with or without symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says there has been a slow steady rise in the number of tests being done.

“This is helping us confirm what we understand to be true that the majority of the province has very few active cases,” Hinshaw said during Wednesday’s COVID-19 update.

“I really encourage all Albertans to participate in this active population testing, whether or not they have symptoms, to help us get further confirmation of that.”

A weekly report on Asymptomatic testing will be presented early next week.

A total of 275,524 Albertans have been tested for the virus.

Alberta has recorded a total of 7,091 cases with 6,611 recoveries.