Alberta Health confirmed that the youngest victim of the COVID-19 pandemic was a woman in her 20s from the Edmonton zone.
Alberta Health could not provide her exact age.
According to data from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Alberta woman in her 20s is the youngest death of COVID-19 in the country at this point in the crisis.
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As of Sunday morning, three people between the ages of 20 and 39 had died.
In addition to the woman, a 34-year-old Alberta man died of the virus, as had a person in Quebec between the ages of 30 and 39, according to PHAC data, making them the youngest victims of COVID-19.
Until we know more about who may be at greatest risk & more evidence about treatments, the best way to prevent severe illness is for all of us to perform physical distancing, stay home when possible, and avoid non-essential activities. (2/2)
— Dr. Deena Hinshaw (@CMOH_Alberta) April 5, 2020
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Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province’s chief medical officer of health, confirmed the young woman’s death on Friday,