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One new death, 244 cases of COVID-19 in Alberta

Last Updated Oct 15, 2020 at 11:58 pm MST

FILE - This 2020 electron microscope made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows the spherical coronavirus particles from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. On Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting COVID-19 is a man-made virus intentionally manufactured in a lab and released to the public. Scientists say the molecular structure of SARS-CoV-2 rules out the possibility that the virus was created in a lab. (C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/CDC via AP)

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – One more Albertan has died due to complications with COVID-19, as the province also announced 244 new cases on Thursday.

So far, 288 Albertans have died.

There are now 2,738 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, an increase of 49 from yesterday.

Of those cases, 101 are in hospital and 16 are in ICU.

A total of 18,417 Albertans have recovered from the virus.

WATCH: Thursday’s update on COVID-19 in Alberta, and Calgary’s Foothills outbreak