There were two more deaths reported in Alberta on Monday related to COVID-19, bringing the provincial number of fatalities to 75. There were also 216 new cases, bringing the total in the province to 4,696.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw praised the work Albertans are doing to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on the population.
“I need to be crystal clear that Albertans have done a fantastic job of that flattening-the-curve goal,” Dr. Hinshaw said.
Original projections estimated that 400 people would be in hospital on April 27, and up to 500 by the end of May. As of Monday night, 87 people were in hospital due to COVID-19 in Alberta.
Investigations are currently underway into outbreaks that have occurred in two Alberta hospitals, The Sturgeon Community Hospital in St. Albert and the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton.