EDMONTON — An Alberta health-care worker died after contracting COVID-19, Health Minister Tyler Shandro said Monday.
Sources told CTV News Joe Marie Parrenas Corral, a 61-year-old health-care aid at Bethany Riverview in Calgary, died on Dec. 28.
He’s the first health-care worker to die of COVID-19 in Alberta since the pandemic began.
“I’m deeply saddened to hear that an Alberta health-care worker has passed away as a result of COVID-19,” he said.
“I want to extend my condolences to this person’s family, friends, loved ones and colleagues at this difficult time.”
There is a COVID-19 outbreak at Bethany Riverview.
Alberta has reported 1,142 COVID-19 deaths.
With files from Brenna Rose
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