COVID-19: 76 new cases, three new deaths announced Thursday

Modesto Morganelli
Agosto 15, 2020

The majority of the active cases in Edmonton are in the northeast part of the city. "There are about 90,000 school staff and teachers across Alberta". Of those, only 0.1 per cent have come back positive.

"This testing shows that broad, asymptomatic testing isn't primarily useful in identifying new cases, but it can aid the response against COVID-19 as it does help track the virus".

The number of active cases in the province sits at 1,040, an increase of 36, and recoveries have reached 10,632, an increase of 80.

"This is encouraging", she said.

The other two deaths were of a man in his 90s at the Heimstaed Seniors Lodge in La Crete, Alberta, and another man in his 90s who lived in the Central zone and was not connected to any continuing care site.

76 new cases were confirmed across the province, bringing the total to 11,969.

Dr. Hinshaw says she is thrilled to see the number of tests, as it not only a powerful tool that she says helps limit the spread of COVID-19, but potentially protects people from infection. We have consistently had the most open testing approach in Canada.

The average number of new COVID-19 cases in Alberta over the past week is lower than it had been for much of July, with 48 new cases on Monday marking the fewest in a month.

She added that mask mandates will only slow down community spread, not spread within households or at locations such as workplaces.

The most recent death was a resident at Edmonton's Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre, bringing the total fatalities there to 29. It is the facility's 28th death, the most of any Alberta site. Fifty Albertans were in hospital, including 12 in intensive care. Alberta will continue to release daily COVID-19 statistics on weekdays.

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