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RMWB experiences 11 days of no new COVID-19 cases

Last Updated May 13, 2020 at 12:43 am MDT

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the virus that causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. THE CANADIAN PRESS/NIAID-RML via AP

For 11 straight days, the Alberta government reported no new cases of COVID-19 in the RMWB.

The urban service area has three active cases and 19 recoveries, while two recoveries are elsewhere in the RMWB.

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr Deena Hinshaw addressed the possibility of re-opening the province’s economy based on regions.

She said keeping businesses closed in one city could drive people to another and increase the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Also, opening businesses in the most affected areas of Alberta could increase risk as well.

Alberta’s cabinet ministers will address the issue in detail in tonight’s cabinet meeting.

READ MORE: UPDATE: No new COVID-19 cases in RMWB for ten days

There were 45 new cases in the province to bring the number of the total number of COVID-19 cases to 6345.

Alberta reported 4866 cases recovered from the virus and only 1361 active cases.

73 Albertans received hospitalization, including 12 who are in intensive care.

The province also reported an additional death to bring the death toll to 118.

Hinshaw provided updated numbers on active cases at meat-packing facilities in southern Alberta.

Hinshaw said to expect a formal announcement from the province on Thursday’s Relaunch on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

Over the past 24 hours, Alberta Health Services completed 3173 tests for a total of 191,330.