EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – Alberta recorded 47 new cases of COVID-19, leaving 371 total active cases in the province.
Of those, 42 people are currently in hospital, six of which are in the ICU.
During Wednesday’s provincial update, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw confirmed no new deaths, with the total number of fatalities remaining at 151.
– 47 new COVID cases in Alberta
– 22 new cases in Edmonton, 23 in Calgary
– no new deaths
– 41 in hospital (6 in ICU)
– Edmonton's active cases now at 134 (+22), Calgary at 203 (-7)#yeg #yyc #ableg #COVID19AB pic.twitter.com/SfW5J48wRq
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Hinshaw announced a small outbreak in a unit at Alberta Hospital in Edmonton.
“Four staff members have tested positive to date. No patients have tested positive,” Hinshaw said.
“AHS has taken swift action to implement outbreak protocols and ensure that all staff and patients are being tested.”
The Alberta government recently launched a COVID-19 status map which shows the level of risk in regions and information about local health measures.
On Wednesday, Hinshaw said Cardston County in southern Alberta had been moved into the watch category after finding ten active cases.
“We are in discussion with local officials about the cases and whether further measures might be necessary,” Hinshaw added.
The map was created as the province continues to move through its relaunch plan with the second stage set to begin Friday.
Hinshaw understands there is excitement as we move forward with the second phase of relaunch but reminds Albertans the virus is still active.
“We are the best protection for ourselves, our friends, and our neighbours,” she said.
As of Wednesday, 6,754 Albertans have recovered from COVID-19.