Alberta and B.C. report zero COVID-19 deaths in past 24 hours

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Alberta and British Clumbia reported no new deaths due to the nicel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours. 

Dr. Deena Hunshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, said they identified 52 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours. 

“Over the past 24 hrs we have ID’d 52 new cases and completed about 7.3K tests. Our positivity rate is 0.8%,” Dr. Hinshaw said in a Twitter post.

She also added “There were no new deaths reported to Alberta Health over the last 24 hours. My condolences are with anyone grieving the loss of a loved one during this pandemic, whether from COVID-19 or any other cause.”

Meanwhile, the Government of British Columbia in a statement said “B.C. is reporting 45 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 148,031 cases in the province. This includes a data correction from yesterday, as well as reconciliation of records for cases followed up by the Federal Quarantine Program between March and April 2021.”

The statement further added “There are currently 661 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 145,594 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 73 individuals are currently in hospital and 19 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.”

The B.C. government also confirmed that no new deaths were in the last 24 hours.  

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