Three more people have died in Alberta after contracting COVID-19, according to the province’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw.
On Thursday, it was announced that one of the province’s previous deaths has been reclassified to not be linked to COVID-19. Therefore, Alberta’s death toll stands at 89.
Along with the fatalities, Hinshaw announced 190 new cases, bringing Alberta’s total to 5,355. That includes 2,161 people who have now recovered from the respiratory virus, an increase of 208 since yesterday’s update.
There are now 544 cases at continuing care facilities, which is up by 31. The Cargill meat processing plant in High River now has 908 infections of COVID-19 among workers (up by 87), but Hinshaw said that 631 of the patients have recovered. There are 333 cases linked to the JBS meat-packing plant in Brooks, Alta. (up by 57), but no recovery stats have been provided.