Alberta records 40 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday
A pedestrian wearing a mask walks down the empty streets of downtown Edmonton as people stay in to protect against getting the COVID-19 virus, in Edmonton on Sunday March 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
EDMONTON -- Alberta reported 40 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the province's total to 7,316.
The number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the province decreased by two, from 151 to 149, according to provincial data. The decrease was due to two deaths being determined not to be caused by COVID-19.
The province has now recorded 6,788 recoveries from COVID-19. There are 379 active cases of the coronavirus across Alberta.
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As of Thursday afternoon, there are 45 COVID-19 patients in hospital including six in internsive care units.
The province has now completed 317,402 tests on 284,788 people.