There are 10 new cases of the coronavirus in Alberta.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Saturday that two of the cases aren’t expected to be travel-related.
Investigations are underway to determine how they contracted the illness.
Six of the news cases were in the Calgary zone and the other four in the Edmonton zone.
Two have been admitted to intensive care while the other eight are self-isolating at home.
These new cases bring the total amount to 39 in the province. There remains to be no cases in Wood Buffalo.
Meanwhile, schools will remain open for the time being.
“Given the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know parents, students, and school officials are very concerned,” said Hinshaw.
“I want to assure all Albertans that their children’s safety is top of mind in all our decisions, and we are making the best public health decisions we can with the information we have, in this rapidly developing situation. We are prepared to make changes if and when the situation warrants it.”
Schools are being asked to avoid large gatherings and consider cancelling any extracurricular activities that involve physical contact.
More information can be found on the GoA’s website.