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April 25, 2020 provincial COVID-19 news

Confirmed recovered cases now number 1,471, and 216 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported, bringing the total number to 4,233. One more Albertan has died.

Latest updates

Cases have been identified in all zones across the province:

  • 2,964 cases in the Calgary zone

  • 475 cases in the Edmonton zone

  • 510 cases in the South zone

  • 173 cases in the North zone

  • 83 cases in the Central zone

  • 28 cases in zones yet to be confirmed

  • Of these cases, there are currently 77 people in hospital, 20 of whom have been admitted to intensive care units (ICU).

  • 385 cases are suspected of being community acquired.

  • The total deaths are 73: 46 in the Calgary zone; 14 in the North zone; 10 in the Edmonton zone; one in the Central zone; and two in the South zone.

  • To date, 415 cases have been confirmed at continuing care facilities, and 48 residents at these facilities have died.

  • There have been 121,244 people tested for COVID-19 and a total of 127,165 tests performed by the lab. In the last 24 hours, 4,718 tests have been completed.

Mental health supports

  • Confidential supports are available to help with mental health concerns. The Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642 and the Addiction Help Line at 1-866-332-2322 are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Online resources provide advice on handling stressful situations and ways to talk with children.

  • A 24-hour Family Violence Information Line is available at 310-1818 to get anonymous help in more than 170 languages.

  • Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence is available at 1-866-403-8000, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Information sheets and other resources on family violence prevention are available at

Quick facts

  • The most important measure Albertans can take to prevent respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, is to practise good hygiene.

  • This includes cleaning your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds, avoiding touching your face, coughing or sneezing into your elbow or sleeve, and disposing of tissues appropriately.

  • Any individual exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, including cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat or shortness of breath, is eligible for testing. People can access testing by completing the COVID-19 self-assessment online. A separate self-assessment tool is available for health-care and shelter workers, enforcement and first responders. After completing the form, there is no need to call 811.

  • All Albertans need to work together to overcome COVID-19. Albertans are asked to share acts of kindness they have experienced in their community during this difficult time by using the hashtag #AlbertaCares.

Provincial Press Release April 25, 2020 @ 3:53 PM


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