Alberta’s first flu death has been recorded. Alberta Health Services (AHS) says a person in the Calgary health zone has died as a result of influenza.
An AHS spokesperson said they would not release the person’s gender and age due to privacy concerns.
The patient died on or before Nov. 26 after being hospitalized with the flu diagnosis, AHS said.
Calgary has been hit harder than Alberta’s capital city this year: there were 245 lab-confirmed cases of influenza A and three of influenza B in Calgary, compared to just 24 cases of influenza A and four of influenza B in Edmonton as of Nov. 26, AHS said Thursday.
Eighty people had been admitted to hospital with the flu in Calgary, compared to just 12 in Edmonton. (kb) (with files from Global News)