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Coronavirus: Alberta announces 216 more cases, 1 new death

A customer shops at Golden Acre Home and Garden in Calgary, Alta., on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A customer shops at Golden Acre Home and Garden in Calgary, Alta., on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta Health announced 216 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the provincial total to 4,233.

Of the 216 cases reported, 197 are laboratory confirmed and 19 are classified as probable cases, the province said.

Case breakdown:

  • 2,964 cases in Calgary zone
  • 475 cases in Edmonton zone
  • 510 cases in South zone
  • 173 cases in North zone
  • 83 cases in Central zone
  • 28 cases in yet-to-be-confirmed zone​s

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Currently, 77 people are in hospital, with 20 of them in intensive care, the province said.

Alberta Health said 385 cases are suspected of being community-acquired.

Deaths

Since Friday’s update, one more person has died, bringing the provincial total to 73.

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The latest death is a man in his 70s from the Calgary zone who was “connected to the High River General Hospital long-term care centre,” Alberta Health said.

Death breakdown:

  • 46 in Calgary zone
  • 14 in North zone
  • 10 in Edmonton zone
  • two in South zone
  • one in Central zone

The province said 415 cases have been confirmed at continuing care facilities, and 48 residents have died.

According to the province, 1,471 people have recovered.