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Alberta COVID-19 hospitalizations see downward trend

There 42 new cases of the virus, bringing the provincial total of active cases to 801.

COVID-19 hospitalization rates in Alberta continue to slowly decrease.

The province reported on Sunday (May 24) that of the 46 people in hospital, six are in intensive care units.

Forty-two new cases of the virus have been identified, bringing the provincial total of active cases to 801. There have been 4,015 tests completed in the last 24 hours

A total of 5,924 Albertans have recovered from the virus.

No new deaths were reported. There have been 135 COVD-19 related deaths in Alberta.

Albertans are encouraged to download the ABTraceTogether app to help enhance contract tracing of the virus to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In Alberta 624 cases have an unknown source of exposure.

The use of the app is voluntary, and it does not trace users' physical location or use GPS. The app currently has 190,321 registered users.

The province has said contact tracing of the virus will be essential for Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy.

Albertans can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and good hygiene.

Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, which include cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath and runny nose are eligible for testing. An online self-assessment tool to set up a COVID-19 test.

The next provincial update from Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw will take place on Monday (May 25).

Chelsea Kemp

About the Author: Chelsea Kemp

Chelsea Kemp joined the Cochrane Eagle in 2020 as editor, bringing with her experience as a reporter and photojournalist. She writes about politics, health care, arts and entertainment and Indigenous stories.
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