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Three more COVID-19 related deaths connected to Edmonton hospital outbreak

the Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton has declared a COVID-19 outbreak. July 8, 2020 (CREDIT: @AHS_media, Twitter)

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – Three more patients linked to a COVID-19 outbreak at the Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton have died.

The outbreak at that facility is now responsible for six deaths in the province, which has a total of 161.

A total of six patients have died from COVID-19 related to the outbreak at the facility.

This comes one day after Alberta Health Services (AHS) declared a full outbreak at the hospital and halted admitting new patients.

Minister of Health Tyler Shandro said in a tweet that he and his department are closely monitoring the situation and have full confidence in the measures AHS and Misericordia has taken to prevent further spread.

“Our hospitals remain safe, and this outbreak is being managed as safely and effectively as possible. I know the physicians, staff and volunteers at the Misericordia are working extremely hard in challenging circumstances, and I thank them for the care they’re providing,” Shandro’s tweet said.

On Thursday, there were 37 new cases found after the province conducted 6,966 tests.

Active cases in the province decreased by 24 to 584, of those 46 people are hospitalized, seven in the intensive care unit.

List of active cases in the province by zone:

  • Calgary zone: 220
  • Edmonton zone: 215
  • Central zone: 11
  • South zone: 90
  • North zone: 42
  • Unknown: 6

The province has confirmed a total of 8,519 cases of the virus, 7,774 of those have recovered.