Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health, held a press conference on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and announced the second COVID-19 death in the province. A woman in her 80’s, who was a resident of a nursing home in Calgary. One staff member and two patients of McKenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre have also tested positive for the virus. 

Hinshaw also announced 57 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, the biggest one day jump in cases the province has seen. Alberta now has 358 confirmed cases of COVID-19.