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UPDATE: Total number of recovered cases in RMWB up to 24

Last Updated May 25, 2020 at 6:19 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 active cases of COVID-19 outside the urban service area of Fort McMurray.

On its website, the province indicated an active case recovered in the last 24 hours, joining two previously resolved cases in the RMWB’s rural areas.

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

There are now 24 recovered cases in Wood Buffalo.

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The province has reported 19 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total cases to 6879.

Three Albertans died due to the virus in the last 24 hours to bring that total to 138.

There are 762 active cases and 5979 recovered cases.

READ MORE: Province reports 42 new cases of COVID-19, no additional deaths

45 Albertans required hospitalization, including five in intensive care.

Dr Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, said she found encouragement over the first phase of the Alberta Relaunch.

She said Albertans can find satisfaction with the overall response to the public health measures.

Hinshaw said Alberta scheduled the opening of the second stage on June 19, 2020.

She also noted improvements in the supply chain for personal protective equipment (PPE), granting more options to businesses in the province.

The province will focus on providing PPE to organizations in critical need that are at the highest risk of COVID-19 exposure.

These groups include hospital workers, first responders, and workers in public or privately-funded homeless shelters, long-term care facilities, and disability agencies.

Beginning July 1, Hinshaw said businesses and non-Alberta Health Services (AHS) organizations must access PPE directly through suppliers.

Groups that received or submitted a request for PPE from the province or AHS may continue accessing supplied until June 30.

These requests are subject to availability and a fee.

Over the past 24 hours, there have been 3010 tests completed.