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UPDATE: Two more COVID-19 cases in RMWB

Last Updated Apr 23, 2020 at 6:38 pm MST

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Alberta reported two more new cases of COVID-19 in the RMWB.

There are now nine active cases of the virus in Fort McMurray.

Four earlier cases in the urban service area recovered along with two other cases from the region’s rural areas.

Kearl Lake, which confirmed reported they tested 1500 employees and contractors.

32 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have ties to the facility.

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The Alberta government reports 319 new cases of COVID-19 in the province, bringing the total to 3720.

1357 cases recovered from the virus.

390 cases are within long-term care facilities.

Dr Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, also reported two additional deaths from Brooks, Alta.

This brings the total to 68.

Hinshaw also clarified that public health restrictions affect all summer festivals in Alberta.

Officials with the Calgary Stampede, for example, announced they cancelled this year’s event.

Public health restrictions prohibit public gatherings of 15 or more people.

The Alberta Health Services data reporting centre is still processing numbers.

Hinshaw said data reported today will be updated in time for April 24, 2020.

Alberta Health tested 112,562 people for COVID-19 and completed 117,835 tests.

In the last 24 hours, AHS completed 4,336 tests.