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79 more cases of COVID-19 in Alberta

Last Updated Apr 2, 2020 at 1:04 pm MDT

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, gray, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. THE CANADIAN PRESS/NIAID-RML via AP

The Alberta Government has reported the biggest surge in the number of COVID-19 cases since the provincial outbreak began on March 6.

As of March 28 there are 79 more cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number to 621 in the province.

Cases have been identified in all zones across the province:

  • 378 cases in the Calgary zone
  • 139 cases in the Edmonton zone
  • 48 cases in the Central zone
  • 43 cases in the North zone
  • 12 cases in the South zone
  • One case is in a zone which is yet to be confirmed


There are four cases in the urban service area of Fort McMurray.

In total, there have been 38 hospitalizations, with 12 admitted to intensive care units and two deaths have been reported.

Aggressive public health measures continue to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Up to 54 of the 621 cases may be due to community transmission.

As of March 28, there have been 42, 527 tests completed in the province.

There are now a total of 53 confirmed recovered cases.

Across the country there are 5,303 cases with 59 deaths reported.