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Two additional deaths, 27 new cases of COVID-19 found in Alberta

Last Updated Jun 9, 2020 at 8:41 pm MDT

Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw updates media on the COVID-19 situation in Edmonton on Friday March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – The province reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 after conducting 4,993 tests in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 356 active cases in the province which is an increase of one from June 8.

Edmonton continues to see a small rise in active cases, recording six new infections for a total of 112.

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says health officials are watching the increase closely.

“We see a few events with transmission happening and a few workplaces we are watching closely,” Hinshaw said Tuesday.

“While we are concerned about the numbers, we are really grateful that people are choosing to come forward and encourage anyone who has any symptoms to remember to stay home, don’t go out, get tested and cooperate with public health.”

Calgary’s active cases remained unchanged at 210.

Alberta’s fatalities increased to 151 after two additional people died from the virus. One of those were in the Calgary Zone the other in the South Zone.

There has been a total of 7,229 cases found since March, with 6,722 of those recovered.