COVID-19 Update: April 16

On April 16th, Alberta Health Services confirmed 162 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 2,158.

In her daily update, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Doctor Deena Hinshaw says there was a power failure at the data centre, which caused a small electrical fire.

Hinshaw added the fire brought down the reporting system but hopes it will be restored tomorrow for a more comprehensive report.

Two deaths were confirmed, including one in the Calgary zone, and an 80-year-old woman in the Northern Zone passed away as well.

50 Albertans have now died from COVID-19.

In the North Zone, there are 107 cases of COVID-19 and seven people have passed away.

AHS is reporting that 914 people have recovered from the virus.

To help slow spread or ease fear of catching COVID-19, the government recommends washing one’s hands for at least 20 seconds, and to avoid touching the face.

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