Two deaths, 47 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Alberta

Two deaths, 47 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Alberta

This brings the total to 6,300.

Alberta Health Services conducted 2,864 tests in the past 24 hours.

Currently, there are 1,524 active cases and 4,659 recovered cases.

Hinshaw explained reopening may "seem odd", but "much of the province has been successful at flattening the curve".

She announced two additional deaths Monday, both who were residents at continuing care centres in the North and Calgary zones.

In other instances of businesses releasing information about employees testing positive, Alberta Health has previously said it can not confirm a case at a specific location due to patient confidentiality. "However, offering testing to this group of people will offer us more information of COVID-19 in Calgary at this point in time".

Hinshaw said habits around physical distancing and hygiene have changed drastically since health orders were first put in place. "We will advance to relaunch cautiously". To make this work, we will need to do this together.

Dr Hinshaw realizes that the impending relaunch is an emotional time for Albertans some may feel it is too fast and some may feel it is too slow. The Alberta Biz Connect website has industry-specific information on the expectations and responsibilities of each business as they reopen to the public. She says, "We are not going back, we can not go back we must move forward".

Some in those sectors had complained as recently as last week about not having enough information from the province on how to reopen safely, and some have chose to open at a later date out of caution.

Tanya Fir, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism, introduced a new webpage for businesses who are anticipated to open later this week.

The website also includes guidance documents for sectors now allowed to operate under public health orders.

Alberta Health Services recorded an additional 47 cases Monday, bringing the number of active cases to 1,524.