A second presumptive COVID-19 case has been reported in Alberta. Alberta's chief medical officer of health confirmed the case this afternoon in a press conference. The individual is a male in his forties who lives in the Edmonton zone. The case is travel related as the individual had recently returned from travel in the US. The case was detected on March 6 and he is recovering in isolation at home. Again, Dr. Deena Hinshaw is stressing that the risk of exposure is still considered low in Alberta. AHS will continue to closely monitor the situation and keep the public informed in a timely manner.
On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw confirmed Alberta's first presumptive case of COVID-19.
A press conference was held Thursday evening, where Dr. Hinshaw explained that the individual is a woman in her fifties who lives in the Calgary zone. The individual appears to have contracted the virus while aboard The Grand Princess cruise ship in California. She is currently recovering in isolation at home and with support from public health officials is expected to make a full recovery.
"I want to remind Albertans that despite this case, the risk of catching the virus is still considered low in our province. We have been preparing for this since the virus first emerged in January. We have proven processes and well-trained teams to protect Albertans." Dr. Hinshaw says.
COVID-19 information for Albertan's can be found here