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Alberta: First death and 27 new COVID-19 cases reported

BY , Mar 19, 2020 10:33 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

People leave a COVID-19 assessment centre Saturday, March 14, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Alberta has recorded its first death from COVID-19.

Chief medical officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the man who died was in his 60s and had underlying health conditions.

She says it appears he contracted the virus in the community and not through travel.

Alberta is reporting 27 new cases of the infection for a total of 146.

Alberta is the fourth province to record a death.

British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec have all had people die from COVID-19.

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