Coronavirus Canada updates: Alberta reports the same amount of new cases as recoveries

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Black Canadians hit hard by COVID-19
Coronavirus Canada updates: Black Canadians hit hard by COVID-19

Health officials in Alberta have identified 39 new cases in its latest 24-hour stretch, increasing its total case count to 7,996 since the start of the pandemic.

With no new fatalities reported, the death toll stands at 154.

Thirty-nine more patients have recovered since Saturday, Alberta announced, for a total of 7,322 resolved cases. There are now 520 active patients in the province.

Of the recently identified cases, there are nine each between the ages of 20-29, as well as 30-39, the most of any age groups. Six cases involve people over the age of 60.

Edmonton has 242 active cases (up by 14 since Saturday), while Calgary has 216 (down by five).

There are now 43 people in hospital (up by one) including eight in intensive care.

Since the start of the pandemic, health officials in Alberta have completed 435,254 tests for COVID-19.

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