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Alberta reports no new cases of COVID-19 in Wood Buffalo

Last Updated May 15, 2020 at 5:51 pm 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

Alberta reported no new cases of COVID-19 in the RMWB in the last 24 hours.

A prior run of 12 days without new cases of the virus in the region ended yesterday.

READ MORE: UPDATE: New active case of COVID-19 in Janvier

Fort McMurray has one active case of COVID-19 and 21 recoveries.

There is also one active case, which local officials and two recovered cases outside the urban service area.

There is one active case outside the urban service area along with two recovered cases.

Alberta reported 58 new cases of COVID-19 across the province in the 4505 tests completed in the last 24 hours.

There are 6515 total cases, including 1073 active cases and 5317 recovered cases.

62 Albertans received hospitalization, including nine who are in intensive care.

The province also reported four more deaths to bring the death toll to 125.

All are from continuing care facilities in the Calgary Zone.

Dr Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, announced Alberta increased the limit on outdoor gatherings from 15 to 50.

She provided an example of how Albertans may proceed with meeting outdoors.

“If you are planning a gathering of friends in your backyard, only invite as many people as your yard can hold while maintaining two metres of physical distance between people from different households. Encourage people to bring their own snacks and drinks, and to not share these items.”

Hinshaw said participants must continue to follow public health orders.

Updates from Dr Deena Hinshaw will resume Tuesday, May 19, 2020.