World News – CA – Alberta reports 898 new cases of COVID-19, 4 more deaths since Friday

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Alberta has reported 898 new cases of COVID-19 in the past three days and four more deaths from the disease

Alberta recorded 311 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, 231 on Saturday and 356 on Sunday, according to Alberta Health

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Four people have died since the data was last released by Alberta Health on Friday, including a man in his 20s from the central area Alberta health officials did not release any further information about the man or if he had any pre-existing health issues, citing patient confidentiality

An 80-year-old man from the southern zone and a 70-year-old man from the Calgary zone also died from COVID-19 Neither was linked to continuing care outbreaks, Alberta Health said

The fourth victim was a man in his 80s from the Calgary area, who Alberta Health said was linked to the outbreak at Foothills Medical Center Twelve people have died from the COVID-19 outbreak in hospital, Alberta Health said Monday

As of Monday afternoon, there were 3,138 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta Of the active cases, 1,604 were in the Edmonton area, 998 in the Calgary area, 180 in the North area, 148 in the central zone, 191 in the south zone and 17 were not linked to any particular zone

One hundred and seventeen people were hospitalized with COVID-19 on Monday, 18 of whom were being treated in intensive care

Another patient died from COVID-19 linked to coronavirus outbreaks at Calgary’s Foothills Medical Center, bringing the death toll to 12 on Monday, according to Alberta Health Services

AHS said another heart unit patient also contracted COVID-19 linked to the outbreaks

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On Monday, AHS said that 80% of the 318 healthcare workers who had to self-quarantine after potentially being exposed to COVID-19 could return to work, as long as they had not tested positive for disease and are not symptomatic

One of the hospital’s transitional units was removed from the epidemic watchlist on Monday Four units remained in an epidemic state and two were under surveillance

AHS has said it is moving away from daily updates on the Foothills outbreaks, with the next numbers update coming on Wednesday

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World News – CA – Alberta reports 898 new cases of COVID-19, 4 more deaths since Friday


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