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69 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta on Saturday; number of condo outbreak cases in Calgary and Edmonton

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Alberta has recorded 69 new cases of COVID-19[female[feminine confirmed on Saturday, bringing the number of active participants to 520 in the province.

The Edmonton and Calgary areas are now close in number of cases: the Edmonton area still has the highest rate, with 228 active cases. The Calgary area currently has 221 cases.

In the rest of the province, there are 36 cases in the North zone, 31 in the South zone and two in the Central zone. Two other cases are in an unknown area.

In Alberta, there are currently 42 people hospitalized, eight of whom are in intensive care.

A total of 154 people died from COVID-19 in the province, although no new deaths have been reported since Thursday.

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The Verve Condominiums epidemic in Calgary

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A condominium outbreak in the East Village neighborhood of Calgary saw an increase of six cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to the building to 40.

Of these, there have been nine recoveries, which means that there are currently 31 active cases at Verve Condominiums.

The 25-story skyscraper has 228 units, and on Thursday, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health said authorities are working with building management to contain the spread.

“They make sure there is improved cleaning,” said Dr. Deena Hinshaw. “They offered tests to everyone in this building, whether or not they had symptoms.

“This particular epidemic, for the moment, it seems that high contact surfaces are a mechanism. This is still under study. “

Outbreak at Edmonton Misericordia Hospital

The epidemic at Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton saw an increase in two cases – a patient and a staff member – on Saturday, according to Alberta Health.

The total number of patients who tested positive on Saturday was 10. One patient died on Thursday, according to Alberta Health.

A hospital worker also received a positive test on Saturday, bringing the total number of staff to test positive for the virus to nine.

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The COVID-19 epidemic at Misericordia hospital now includes 2 units, 16 cases and 1 death

According to hospital officials, this epidemic is still contained in two hospital units. Hatching protocols are in place and surgical capacity is being reduced.

Covenant Health tests all patients in the affected units as well as all of the staff who have worked in the areas.

Visitors are not allowed to enter the units but can speak virtually to family members.


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