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82 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Alberta as death toll hits 44

A grocery store clerk brings groceries to a waiting vehicle in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 9, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A grocery store clerk brings groceries to a waiting vehicle in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 9, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta Health confirmed Sunday that there are 82 new COVID-19 cases in the province, bringing the total number to 1,651.

Officials said there are 44 people in hospital, 14 of whom are in intensive care.

Community transmission stands at 237 cases, the province said.

Case breakdown:

  • 1,046 cases in Calgary zone
  • 395 cases in Edmonton zone
  • 103 cases in North zone
  • 72 cases in Central zone
  • 31 cases in South zone
  • four cases in yet-to-be-confirmed zones
People step outside in Calgary on Thursday, April 9, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
People step outside in Calgary on Thursday, April 9, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Deaths

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Four Albertans have died since the last report, increasing the death toll to 44, according to the province.

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Two of the latest deaths were residents of Calgary’s McKenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre — a woman in her 80s and man in his 90s — bringing the total number of deaths at the facility to 20.

Two residents — men in their 70s and 90s — at Manoir du Lac in the North zone died, bringing the total number of deaths at that long-term care centre to four.

Death breakdown:

  • 30 people in Calgary zone
  • seven people in Edmonton zone
  • six people in North zone
  • one person in Central zone

Alberta Health said 823 people have recovered.

New measures

Starting April 15, Alberta Health said continuing care workers will be required to wear masks at all times.

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Effective April 16, long-term care workers will only be allowed to work at one location, the government said.

A person carrying groceries and wearing a mask walks past a mural in Edmonton during the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, April 11, 2020.
A person carrying groceries and wearing a mask walks past a mural in Edmonton during the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, April 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

The province said it will match donations up to $2 million to Alberta-based charities with COVID-19 fundraising campaigns, as announced on Sunday.

Premier Jason Kenney announced Saturday that the province will be sending N95 and procedural masks, nitrile gloves, goggles and ventilators to Ontario, Quebec and B.C.