Alberta reported no new cases of COVID-19 in Wood Buffalo
Fort McMurray has two active cases and 21 recovered cases, while three previous cases outside the urban service area all recovered.
Dr Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, declared the outbreak at the Horizon work camp over.
“I want to acknowledge the work of local teams in stopping spread [this outbreak], and in particular want to note that using lessons learned from Kearl Lake and with significant effort from [Canadian Natural], the Horizon work camp outbreak was kept to only five cases.”
All five cases were from camp service providers that tested positive for COVID-19 off-site.
Hinshaw also said the COVID-19 outbreak at the Manoir Du Lac long-term care home is over.
As Alberta approaches the second stage of the Relaunch, Hinshaw announced AHS would expand testing to all Albertans.
“This will help provide data to further understand the impacts of moving to Stage 2 of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy. Expanded testing will also help us understand where there might be undetected positive cases, and therefore prevent further spread of the virus.”
The province has reported 22 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths from the illness in the last 24 hours.
The death toll currently stands at 143.
Alberta also noted only 616 active cases and 6220 recoveries.
55 Albertans are in hospital, including four in intensive care.
As discussions between the province and the NHL continue, rules for sports remain in effect.
Hinshaw said certain sports that make allowances for physical distancing may proceed.
Hinshaw reiterates that sports rules are still in place.
Sports that can allow distancing like running, singles tennis/badminton are allowed.
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The NHL shortlisted Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver as possible locations for the resumption of play.
Commissioner Gary Bettman previously said the NHL can resume only after governments and health officials give the green light.
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Alberta Health Services completed 253,459 tests for the virus.