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Alberta reports no deaths from COVID-19 in four days

Last Updated Jun 1, 2020 at 3:51 pm MDT

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. Despite a surge in demand due to COVID-19, many distress centres across Canada are dangerously close to folding thanks to major declines in both volunteers and revenue. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML

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

Fort McMurray has four active cases and 21 recovered cases.

Three cases outside the urban service area all recovered.

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The Municipality previously announced the re-opening of all parks, playgrounds, and outdoor amenities.

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The province has reported 34 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths from the illness in the last 24 hours.

Dr Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, said the province traced an influx of new cases in Edmonton to a pair of family gatherings.

The death toll remains at 143 as Alberta enters the fourth day without a new death from the virus.

Hinshaw said 138 of the total number of deaths were aged 60 years or older.

The provincial government previously declared the week of June 1 as Seniors’ Week.

Alberta also noted only 400 active cases and 6501 recoveries.

53 Albertans are in hospital, including six in intensive care.

Over the last 24 hours, Alberta conducted 2709 tests for COVID-19.