Dr. Hinshaw: “We will win this fight”

The upward trend continues in recovered cases with 333 having recovered in the past 24 hours, lifting the total to 3,552, or about 60% of the 5,963 cases in Alberta. With 70 new cases confirmed from the last report, active cases are at 2,411.

“We are making progress,” said Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health. “We will win this fight,” she added, echoing what Premier Jason Kenney said about three weeks ago.

Six deaths were also reported, including five in continuing care facilities. Coronavirus-related deaths at these facilities are at 82, or about 73% of the 112 total fatalities in Alberta.

Hospitalizations have also dropped from 89 on Monday, 87 on Tuesday and 82 today. Intensive care unit admissions are at 19, down two from the last report.

Dr. Hinshaw reminded the public to maintain physical distancing as well as practice good hand hygiene and sanitizing measures “as we look forward to resuming normal activities later this May.” 

Below is a breakdown, by health zones, of COVID-19 cases across the province.

  • 4,003 cases in the Calgary Zone
  • 1,111 cases in the South Zone
  • 503 cases in the Edmonton Zone
  • 229 cases in the North Zone
  • 91 cases in the Central Zone
  • 26 cases (investigation continues to identify health zones)