Alberta COVID-19

COVID-19 outbreak at Mill Woods care centre grows to 56 cases, 5 deaths – Edmonton

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As of Sunday, a total of 39 residents and 17 staff at the Millwoods Long Term Care Centre have tested positive for COVID-19. Read more: 2 deaths, 24 cases in Mill Woods care centre COVID-19 outbreak That is up from 19 residents and five staff previously reported. In an …

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Calgary and Edmonton remand centres deal with COVID-19 outbreaks: AHS

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Two major correctional facilities in the province are dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks, as Alberta Health Services confirmed both the Calgary Remand Centre and Edmonton Remand Centre were added to the official outbreak list on Friday. Calgary Remand Centre The Calgary Remand Centre is dealing with five lab-confirmed cases of …

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Dr. Deena Hinshaw to provide COVID-19 update Thursday afternoon

Dr. Deena Hinshaw to provide COVID-19 update Thursday afternoon

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health is scheduled to provide an update on COVID-19 Thursday afternoon. Dr. Deena Hinshaw is holding a news conference at 3:30 p.m. The update will be streamed live in this story post. Thursday’s update comes after Alberta reported 153 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday …

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Technical issues delay some negative COVID-19 tests, AHS contacting those affected

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Due to a technical issue, some Albertans who had a negative COVID-19 tests didn’t receive their results in September. Alberta Health Services is now working to contact those affected. Between Sept. 10 and Sept. 29, AHS said about 5,000 people — out of more than 224,000 — didn’t receive …

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Winter escapes in Alberta amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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The sun has set on the summer of 2020 and the first winter amid the COVID-19 pandemic is almost upon us. As the colder weather approaches and Albertans are forced to spend more time back indoors, residents may be looking for an escape. With several outdoor activities ready to …

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Hinshaw to provide update on COVID-19 situation in Alberta Thursday

Hinshaw to provide update on COVID-19 situation in Alberta Thursday

The province’s chief medical officer of health will address Albertans Thursday afternoon and provide an update on COVID-19 cases, outbreaks and public health measures. READ MORE: Coronavirus: Hinshaw gives green light for indoor children’s play areas to open Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to speak in Edmonton at 3:30 p.m. …

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Alberta teacher’s social media posts about ‘lonely’ school year, COVID-19 cohorts gaining attention online

Alberta teacher’s social media posts about ‘lonely’ school year, COVID-19 cohorts gaining attention online

A Twitter thread posted this week by an Edmonton-area high school science teacher, which talks about how difficult teaching is during the COVID-19 pandemic, has attracted significant attention online. “It just really sort of sunk in for me that this year going forward is going to be a very …

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Calgary school added to ‘watch’ list as Alberta adds 124 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

Calgary school added to ‘watch’ list as Alberta adds 124 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

Alberta recorded 124 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday but there were no additional deaths. The positive cases reported Tuesday are a result of 12,985 coronavirus tests completed on Monday. Read more: Canada reports 817 new coronavirus cases, highest daily count since late May For the first time, a …

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Albertans push for online access to health records for those under 14

Albertans push for online access to health records for those under 14

Alberta parents say they would like to see MyHealth Records, the province’s online portal for health records, available to those who are under the age of 14. Currently, the portal can only be accessed by Albertans who are 14 years old and older. Angela Eckstrand has an 18-month-old daughter …

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Dr. Deena Hinshaw to update Alberta’s COVID-19 situation Monday afternoon

Dr. Deena Hinshaw to update Alberta’s COVID-19 situation Monday afternoon

Alberta’s top doctor will provide an update on COVID-19 on Monday afternoon. Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to provide the update in Edmonton at 3:30 p.m. The news conference will be streamed live in this story post. The update comes after at least three Alberta schools declared COVID-19 outbreaks …

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