Alberta confirms 67 new cases of COVID-19; 27 patients have recovered

Three weeks after Alberta confirmed its first case of COVID-19, the province announced a new 67, increasing the tally to 486.

Twenty-seven of the nearly 500 cases have recovered from the novel coronavirus, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Thursday.

There are currently 21 cases in hospital, including 10 in intensive care, Hinshaw said. At least 34 of the total cases were spread in the community.

The 13 people who had shown COVID-19 symptoms at Calgary’s MacKenzie Towne Long Term Care Centre have tested positive for the virus, bringing the home’s total to 19.

The two Edmonton seniors’ homes with confirmed cases have not had an increase.