COVID-19 takes two more lives, case count rises to 1181, recoveries at 240

UPDATE 10:30 PM – Alberta’s COVID-19 page has now updated the number of recovered to 240.

by Morinville News Staff

Alberta added another 106 confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the provincial total to 1181. For the first time, the province’s daily update has separated suspected from confirmed cases. Fifty-one of the new 106 cases are laboratory confirmed, and 55 are probable (symptomatic close contacts of laboratory-confirmed).

The province said there is a delay in the reporting of probable cases because those cases are manually entered into the system.

There have been 2,148 tests completed in the last 24 hours bring the total tests in Alberta to 64,108 on 62,520 people. Positive tests remain at a consistent 2%.

There are currently 42 people in hospital, 14 of those in Intensive Care Units (ICU). To date, 75 Albertans have been hospitalized and 25 have been sent to ICU.

The province is reporting another two deaths at the McKenzie Towne Long Term Care Home in Calgary, bringing the total deaths in Alberta to date to 20.

Saturday’s update shows 240 Albertans recovered, an increase of 44 from Friday. That number is included int he total case count of 1181.

Sixty-two percent of the province’s cases are in the Calgary Zone.

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Local Numbers

Alberta Health’s geographical data for April 4 shows there are currently seven cases of COVID-19 in Sturgeon County West, which includes Legal, Bon Accord and Morinville, as well as surrounding rural areas. That is an increase of one from Friday. There are no cases of COVID-19 identified in Sturgeon County East. St. Albert currently now has 25 cases, an increase of three from Friday’s update.

Up-to-the-minute information on COVID-19 in Alberta is available at https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx?.

Local information on Morinville’s handling of the pandemic is online at http://morinville.ca/covid19.

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    • We keep getting asked this question and we keep giving the exact same answer.

      The Chief Medical Officer of Health has said that Alberta Health will not divulge specific locations where COVID-19 cases are beyond what is shown in the daily map update, unless there is a specified risk such as the outbreaks in long-term care facilities.

      There are, as the article above says, seven cases in Sturgeon County West, which includes Morinville, Bon Accord and Legal as well as the surrounding rural areas.

      That is as close as the province will provide and we have been told very clearly when we first asked the question that more specific information will not be divulged.

      That is a long way of saying we do not know and we can not find out.

    • bullshit. If someone gets sick. Their name should be published so anyone that came in contact with them can take precautions. Who they trying to protect here?

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