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RMWB enters fifth day without new COVID-19 cases

Last Updated May 6, 2020 at 8:41 pm MST

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Alberta reported 70 new cases of COVID-19 across the province, bringing the total to 5963, including 3552 recoveries.

It also said there were six additional deaths to bring that total to 112.

All six deaths are within the Calgary Zone.

There are no new cases of COVID-19 in the RMWB.

Fort McMurray has a total of 22 cases, including 14 recoveries joining the two recoveries from outside the urban service area.

This marked the fifth consecutive day without new active cases of COVID-19 in the RMWB.

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Dr Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, also provided an update on COVID-19 outbreaks in continuing care facilities and meat processing plants.

Alberta completed 170,509 tests so far.