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Coronavirus: Alberta confirms 97 new cases, 2 more deaths Saturday

In this illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. THE CANADIAN PRESS/CDC via AP, File

Alberta Health said there are 97 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the provincial total to 5,670 on Saturday.

Cases

Of the 97 new cases Saturday, 80 are lab-confirmed and 17 are probable.

Case breakdown:

  • 3,775 cases in Calgary zone
  • 1,054 cases in South zone
  • 501 cases in Edmonton zone
  • 218 cases in North zone
  • 88 cases in Central zone
  • 34 cases in yet-to-be-confirmed zones

Alberta Health said 725 cases are suspected of being community-acquired.‚Äč

The province said 88 people are currently hospitalized, with 19 of them in intensive care.

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Confirmed recovered cases are at 2,534, Alberta Health said.

Deaths

Two Calgary women in their 90s at continuing care facilities died: one from Millrise Seniors Village and the other from Intercare Brentwood Care Centre.

Alberta Health said 597 cases have been confirmed at continuing care facilities, and 66 residents have died.

With the two additional fatalities, Alberta’s death toll reached 94.

Death breakdown:

  • 61 in Calgary zone
  • 15 in North zone
  • 12 in Edmonton zone
  • five in South zone
  • one in Central zone

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