One additional person died in Alberta’s latest 24-hour stretch, and it’s once again in connection to an outbreak at the Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre in Edmonton.
Throughout the pandemic, 22 residents of the long-term care facility have passed away. There are currently 49 active cases among residents, down by five since Thursday. According to the latest figures, there are 16 active cases among employees, while eight have recovered along with six residents.
On Friday, Alberta Health Services also announced 127 new cases of COVID-19, after completing 8,384 tests for COVID-19. The province has now reported over 100 cases in 13 of the past 16 days. Before the recent stretch, the province hadn’t recorded a triple-digit daily case increase since May 1.
Throughout the pandemic, Alberta has had 10,843 cases of COVID-19. That includes 9,261 people who have recovered, up by 148 since Thursday, and 196 victims. There are now 1,386 active cases in the province (down by 22), which includes 86 people in hospital (down by five) and 17 people in intensive care (down by one).