Alberta adds 2 COVID-19 deaths, 150 new cases
Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen at LifeLabs after being logged upon receipt at the company's lab, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The doctor overseeing Canada's COVID-19 antibody research says we should get the first glimpse of how many Canadians may already have had COVID-19 by the middle of this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
EDMONTON -- Two more Albertans have died after contracting COVID-19 as the province reported 150 new cases of the disease Tuesday.
The victims are a man in his 90s in the Edmonton zone and a man in his 80s in the Calgary zone whose death is linked to the outbreak at Wentworth Manor.
Active infections increased to 1,565 across Alberta. Most remain in the Edmonton zone with 820, while the Calgary zone has 485.
The city of Edmonton's active case rate is the highest it's ever been at 70.2 per 100,000 residents.
Fifty-one of Alberta's cases are in hospital, including nine receiving care in intensive care units.
Alberta has reported 16,889 cases, 15,066 recoveries and 258 deaths.