No new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the AHS Central zone and the single case in the MD of Wainwright is now considered recovered. There remains one active case in the County of Vermilion River.
Province-wide, 154 new cases were recorded bringing the total number of cases up to 4,850. There were five more deaths in the province with two of them in continuing care centres. One was in the Calgary zone and one in the South zone. There have been 80 deaths in the province.
The Government of Alberta has also introduced a new “low” modelling scenario estimating 298 Albertans will require hospitalization and 95 will require critical care when the virus reaches its peak which is still expected to occur in late May. If current trends continue, this scenario will become the most likely scenario for Alberta.
Premier Jason Kenney says data shows the efforts of Albertans to lower the peak of the virus are working, but we must remain vigilant.
“We continue to refine our modelling in order to ensure our health-care system is prepared. While we are still a ways off from returning to our normal way of life, our government is working around the clock on a phased approach to relaunch our economy safely.”
The province saw 141 more people recover from COVID-19 with a total of 1,800 Albertans considered recovered. There have been more than 138,600 tests performed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.