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Alberta confirms two deaths, 422 new cases of COVID-19

Last Updated Oct 27, 2020 at 4:40 pm MST

FILE - This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. On Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, the top U.S. public health agency said that coronavirus can spread greater distances through the air than 6 feet, particularly in poorly ventilated and enclosed spaces. But agency officials continued to say such spread is uncommon, and current social distancing guidelines still make sense. (NIAID-RML via AP)

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – Alberta has confirmed an additional 422 new cases of COVID-19 and another two deaths related to the virus.

A total of 309 Albertans have died in relation to COVID-19.

The two new deaths were a woman in hers 70s from the Edmonton Zone and a man in his 90s from the South Zone linked to the Edith Cavell Care Centre.

There are now 4,738 active cases within the province.

Of those cases, 123 are in hospital and 16 are in ICU.

A total of 9,325 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

There are 104 schools in the province with outbreaks of two or more cases, with 41 being under a provincial watch with more than five cases.