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Dr Deena Hinshaw addresses NHL play in daily report

Last Updated May 27, 2020 at 4:03 pm MDT

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw speaking on April 6. MYMCMURRAY/File photo. (Credit: Livestream, April 6)

The province has reported 25 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total cases to 6926.

Two more Albertans died from the illness to bring that total to 141.

There are 679 active cases and 6106 recovered cases.

Dr Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, remarked this is the lowest count of active cases since March 30.

She also reported one new case of potential Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) in the province.

43 Albertans require hospitalization, including four in intensive care.

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

The region has a total of 24 recovered cases and one active case in Fort McMurray.

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Hinshaw said she spoke with her federal counterparts about guidelines for Edmonton potentially becoming a hub city for NHL playoff hockey.

She said they would explore group cohort quarantine for use in practices and games.

If public health officials give the NHL the go-ahead to resume play in Edmonton, Hinshaw said games would likely begin in late summer.

The Alberta Legislature resumed its sitting on May 27, which should conclude by the end of July.

Hinshaw said they expect an early proactive audit of long-term care homes relating to pandemic response at a later date.

Alberta Health Services completed 3168 tests over the last 24 hours.

More details to come…