Prior to Dr Hinshaw's report, Indigenous Relations Minister Rick Wilson announced a new outbreak with 14 cases in Eden Valley, Bearspaw First Nation and one case in Morley. All cases are self isolating at home. Wilson says, Bearspaw First Nation is part of the Stoney Nakoda Tribal Administration which has a first rate emergency response system in place and are working hard to contain the outbreak.
The vulnerable citizens of our population that continue to be of great concern to Dr Hinshaw include the elderly and homeless. There are 458 confirmed cases in Alberta Continuing Care facilities. As well, just this past weekend there were thre confirmed cases at the Calgary Drop-in centre and one case at the Salvation Army in Calgary.
Dr Hinshaw reported 216 new cases in the past 24 hours bringing the total to 4696. The number of people hospitalized has increased to 87 with 20 in intensive care. Hinshaw said, " I must also report there have been two additional deaths in the province this brings the total of lives lost to 75. I do not want this number of deaths to become just one more statistic. The same is true of all those in hospital and ICU. Infections from this virus has serious consequences for many people."