Alberta adds 173 COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

EDMONTON — Alberta’s top doctor reported 173 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths as a result of the disease on Thursday.

Confirmed active cases of the coronavirus increased once more to a total of 1,596, with more than half of them — 851 — in the Edmonton zone.

The two latest deaths were also reported in the Edmonton zone: A man in his 80s and a man in his 90s linked to Mill Woods’ Shepherd’s Care Centre outbreak.

There are 64 Albertans with COVID-19 in hospital, including 12 in intensive care.

Alberta has reported 18,235 cases and 269 deaths since March.

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