The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases throughout Alberta crossed the 1,000 mark as of 4:30pm today, April 3, Premier Jason Kenney, reports. Health authorities have tracked 107 new cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the new provincial tally of cases to 1,075.
Deaths are also on the upswing, with five new ones reported, including a woman in her 20’s in the Edmonton Zone. The new provincial death count now stands at 18, including three in the North Zone, an area that lumps together the Central Peace as well as the City and the County of Grande Prairie and neighbouring communities.
- On Thursday, April 2, a man in his 80’s became the third COVID-19-related fatality reported in the North Zone.
- On Wednesday, April 1, a man in his 80’s succumbed to COVID-19 infection, the second fatality in the North Zone.
- On Monday, March 30, the death of a 34-year-old male was the first one linked to COVID-19 in the North Zone.
Two more COVID-19 cases were tracked in the North Zone in the past 24 hours, bringing the new total to 57.
Below are where COVID-19 cases across the province:
- 671 cases in the Calgary zone
- 263 cases in the Edmonton zone
- 57 cases in the North zone (includes Grande Prairie, the Central Peace and neighbouring communities)
- 62 cases in the Central zone
- 16 cases in the South zone
- six cases (location remains under investigation)
“The total number of infections and deaths will undoubtedly continue to rise in the days and in the weeks to come. But so will the number of recovered cases which today stands at 196 here in Alberta,” Kenney said, adding: “We are reaching a point where we have enough data to informed credible modelling about potential paths of the pandemic in Alberta, and we intend to deliver those details of our models early next week.”