The first confirmed death of COVID-19 occurred in Alberta


The first confirmed death of COVID-19 occurred in Alberta

 

Mar. 20, 2020

Global Korean Post

 

One Albertan has died as a result of the virus on March 19.  This is the first confirmed COVID-19 related death in the province.

The individual was a male in his 60’s who had been admitted to ICU in the Edmonton zone on March 12 and had pre-existing conditions.

 

Relating to COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta updated on March 19 at 5 p.m., 27 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Alberta, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 146.

 

Cases have been identified in all zones across the province:

  • 101 cases in the Calgary zone
  • 29 cases in the Edmonton zone
  • 10 cases in the North zone
  • Three cases in the Central zone
  • Three cases in the South zone

Of these cases, five are currently hospitalized, two admitted to intensive care units (ICU), and one patient has died.

The individual was a male in his 60’s who had been admitted to ICU in the Edmonton zone on March 12 and had pre-existing conditions. This is the first confirmed COVID-19 related death in the province.

 

Emergency isolation support

$50 million is being made available for Albertans who must self-isolate and do not have another source of pay or compensation while they are self-isolated.

A one-time payment of $1,146 will be distributed to bridge the gap until the federal emergency payments begin in April.

 

Student loans and apprenticeship training

Government will implement a six-month, interest-free moratorium on student loan payments for all individuals who are in the process of repaying these loans.

The March-April and May-June intakes for apprenticeship training are cancelled.

Apprenticeship students who started classroom instruction on or after March 2 should discuss tuition refund options with institutions, and will receive priority for fall intake. Apprenticeship students who started classroom instruction before March 2 will be advised by their institution about next steps for distance learning options, assessments and completion.

 

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