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Two more COVID-19 recoveries in the RMWB

Last Updated May 1, 2020 at 5:39 pm MDT

Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw updates media on the COVID-19 situation in Edmonton on Friday April 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

There is one additional case of COVID-19 in Fort McMurray.

15 active cases are in the urban service area, but two cases recovered from the virus.

This brings the number of resolved cases in town to seven, who join two resolved cases from outside Fort McMurray.

Imperial Oil previously reported as many as 33 confirmed cases in isolation at Kearl Lake.

Canadian Natural also confirmed two total unrelated cases of the virus with ties to the Albian and Horizon sites.

Alberta Health Services said both cases, who are contractors from camp service providers, tested positive off-site and were not infectious during their time on-site.

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The Alberta government reported 218 new cases of COVID-19 in the province, bringing the total to 5,573.

It also said three more Albertans died of the virus to bring that total to 92.

Two deaths are in the Calgary zone, while there is one in the North Zone.

All three are at continuing care facilities that previously reported outbreaks of COVID-19.

Alberta Health Services performed 153,766 tests and 2,359 people recovered.

Dr Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, unveiled the new AB TraceTogether phone app.

Hinshaw said she downloaded the app and encourages Albertans to give it a try.

“Each one of us has a responsibility to do our part in the fight against COVID-19. ABTraceTogether was designed to help protect Albertans and prevent community spread by quickly alerting people who may be at risk. The more Albertans who use it, the better we will be able to protect individuals from being unknowingly exposed and possibly spreading the disease.”

She added Albertans must remain vigilant even during the relaunch of the province’s economy.

The app does not track physical location or use GPS.

The app deletes all contact data on a user’s phone after 21 days.

Albertans may download this voluntary app via Apple and Google to help monitor for probable exposure to COVID-19.

Lab technicians completed 4,829 tests in the last 24 hours.

More details to come…