Loading articles...

RMWB, Alberta flattening the curve of COVID-19

Last Updated May 20, 2020 at 6:16 pm MDT

In this illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the shortcomings of Canada's economy, particularly when it comes to supply chains and the development of value-added products to keep the country competitive, innovation experts in three provinces say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/CDC via AP, File

The Alberta government reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 in the province, bringing the number of total cases to 6735.

The province also reported no new cases for the RMWB.

This means the RMWB went six straight days, and 18 of 19 days, without a new active case of COVID-19.

There is one active case in Fort McMurray along with 21 recoveries, and also one active and two recovered cases outside the urban service area.

Alberta reported no new deaths from the virus for the second straight day.

To date, 128 Albertans died of COVID-19.

Televised updates from Dr Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, will be available on a staggered schedule.

The next update from Hinshaw takes place on May 21, 2020.

READ MORE: Alberta reports no new deaths from COVID-19

There are 970 active cases in the province and 5637 recovered cases.

58 Albertans are in hospital receiving treatment, including seven in intensive care.

Alberta Health officials completed 221,571 tests, including 2,607 in the last 24 hours.