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Blood Tribe confirms 12 COVID-19 cases on Blood Reserve

Blood Tribe confirms 12 COVID-19 cases on Blood Reserve”

There have now been a total of 6,515 cases, including 1,073 cases and 5,317 recoveries.

One more Albertan is confirmed to have died.

The reserve's Community Health officials continue working on contact tracing and urge Blood Tribe members to refrain from visiting, or accepting visitors, outside of your household.

"Alberta's COVID-19 hospitalization rates remain low with 57 people now in hospital, nine of whom are in intensive care", Alberta Health said Sunday in a news release.

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On May 14, some area businesses and services were allowed to lift restrictions due to Alberta's Relaunch Strategy. Ninety-three residents have died at centres around the province, with 95 cases at various facilities still being considered active.

Meanwhile, in the Edmonton zone, 518 cases have been recorded while 60 of those are active.

In the last 24 hours, 4,594 tests for COVID-19 have been completed.

"We know that outdoor recreation and being outside in well-ventilated open spaces, that there can be less of a risk in those contexts as long as people are following the guidelines", Hinshaw said Friday. There have been 196,309 people tested for the virus and a total of 213,078 tests performed by the lab. The city of Brooks has seen 1089 confirmed cases in total and seven deaths relating to the virus.



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