ALBERTA: The Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Deena Hinshaw announced its second COVID-19-related death during a press conference on Tuesday.
The new death in Alberta brings Canada’s total fatalities up to 27 as of March 24.
Hinshaw said Tuesday that there have now been 57 new cases confirmed in Alberta, bringing the total number of cases to 358.
Of those 358 total cases, 28 are believed to be due to community transmission and don’t have any direct link to travel.
As of Tuesday, 19 patients are in hospital, seven in intensive care, and three are listed as recovered.
“It is critical to immediately self-isolate at the first sign of mild symptoms,” the Chief Medical Officer stressed.
Alberta Health Services is working on a more streamlined way to process data on recoveries.