Five more deaths and 257 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Alberta between Friday and Sunday, according to chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw.
The province recorded 108 new cases on Friday, 101 on Saturday and 48 on Sunday. The patients were identified after Alberta completed 26,357 tests for the respiratory virus.
Of the five deaths, two of them occurred at Edmonton’s Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre, which has been home to one of the worst outbreaks in the province. Since mid-June, there have been 27 fatalities and 113 cases among staff and residents at the long-term care facility.
Throughout the pandemic, there have been 11,687 cases of COVID-19 in Alberta. That includes 10,384 who have recovered and 213 victims. Of the 1,090 active cases that remain, there are 388 in the Edmonton zone and 365 in the Calgary zone. Sixty-six people are also currently in hospital, which includes 14 in intensive care.