Update 48: COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta (April 30 at 7 p.m.)
Confirmed recovered cases now number 2,161, and 190 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported, bringing the total number to 5,355. Two more Albertans have died.
- Cases have been identified in all zones across the province:
- 3,590 cases in the Calgary zone
- 946 cases in the South zone
- 490 cases in the Edmonton zone
- 211 cases in the North zone
- 85 cases in the Central zone
- 33 cases in zones yet to be confirmed
- Of these cases, there are currently 90 people in hospital, 22 of whom have been admitted to intensive care units (ICU).
- 627 cases are suspected of being community acquired.
- The total deaths are 89: 57 in the Calgary zone; 14 in the North zone; 12 in the Edmonton zone; five in the South zone; and one in the Central zone.
- To date, 544 cases have been confirmed at continuing care facilities, and 61 residents at these facilities have died.
- There have been 141,060 people tested for COVID-19 and a total of 148,937 tests performed by the lab. In the last 24 hours, 5,051 tests have been completed.
- The number of confirmed and recovered cases among health-care workers is available online. The vast majority of cases are believed to have acquired their infection outside of the workplace.
- The Alberta government and Alberta Health Services have taken aggressive measures to protect the health and safety of workers at the Cargill Canada beef-processing plant and keep Canada’s food supply chain strong. Read the online bulletin.