Five more people have died in Alberta after contracting COVID-19, according to health officials.
Four of the victims were residents at the Mackenzie Towne long-term care home in Calgary, where eight people in total have now died. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, said the fifth fatality involved a woman in her 20s from Edmonton. It’s unclear at this time is she had any underlying health conditions.
Along with the fatalities, there are 107 new cases of COVID-19 in the province, bringing the total to 1,075. Of the cases, 196 people have recovered.
There are 137 cases that are believed to be linked to community transmission, up from yesterday’s count of 108. Hinshaw says that each case is troubling, but they “are not seeing a rapid rise in community transmission,” instead the growth has been constant over the past 10 days.