Alberta COVID

Kenney, Hinshaw, Yiu providing COVID-19 update Monday afternoon

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The premier, chief medical officer of health and the president of Alberta Health Services will be speaking publicly early Monday afternoon, providing an update on measures to protect public health during the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The news conference will be streamed live here at 1 p.m. …

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Alberta program allows small and medium business to apply for COVID-19 rapid tests

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Small and medium businesses can now get access to COVID-19 rapid testing kits through their local chamber of commerce. According to a Wednesday news release from the province, interested businesses can apply to receive the kits directly from their chamber. “This partnership gives businesses another leg up to move …

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Alberta reports another 1,597 cases of COVID-19 Monday, 158 in ICU

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Alberta confirmed another 1,597 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the province’s active case count to 25,438. Over the last 24 hours, the province conducted 13,921 COVID-19 tests and identified another 406 cases of COVID-19 variants. Variants now make up at least 42 per cent of active cases across …

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Alberta confirms 1,980 new cases of COVID-19 Friday; vaccine doses reach 1.8M

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Alberta Health reported an additional 1,980 cases of COVID-19 on Friday. That brings the province’s active case total to 24,850. There were 659 people in hospital receiving care for COVID-19. Of those, 150 were in the ICU. Read more: Kenney announces COVID-19 vaccine partnership between Alberta and Montana Of the active …

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House of Commons debate over Alberta COVID-19 outbreak sees blame, no solutions

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

An emergency House of Commons debate on the worsening COVID-19 situation in Alberta Wednesday evening saw the Liberal government voice their concern, but offer no new funding or solutions to deal with the problem. The emergency debate was called by Edmonton New Democrat MP Heather McPherson to discuss how …

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Marketing experts weigh in on Alberta’s brand during 3rd wave of COVID-19

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Tourism is multi-billion dollar business in this province, the attraction of Alberta is not to be under-valued. But many feel the outside optics of how the politicians are operating in the midst of a third wave are ruining the province’s reputation. “I think this is damaging the Alberta brand,” …

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COVID-19: How will Alberta health-care workers prioritize patients amid an ICU surge?

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

According to the critical care triage document put together by Alberta Health Services to manage an overrun of intensive care patients amid the COVID-19 pandemic, health-care workers are to prioritize incoming patients who have the greatest change of survival. “This is a very complex document,” Dr. Noel Gibney, the …

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

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

Albertans are scheduled to received another COVID-19 update Thursday afternoon from Dr. Deena Hinshaw. The chief medical officer of health is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. Her news conference will be streamed live in this story post. Read more: Alberta passes legislation allowing for 3-hour paid leave so …

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Alberta reports 11 COVID-19-related deaths, 383 new cases Saturday

Alberta reports 11 COVID-19-related deaths, 383 new cases Saturday

Alberta Health reported an additional 11 deaths related to COVID-19 and 383 new cases of the virus in the province on Saturday. The positive cases came from 10,377 new tests over a 24-hour period, giving a provincial positivity rate of 3.8 per cent. The total number of reported active …

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Alberta reports 24 COVID-19-related deaths Sunday, including woman in her 40s

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Alberta Health reported an additional 24 deaths related to COVID-19 and 463 cases of the virus in the province on Sunday. The positive cases came from 10,237 new tests over a 24-hour period, giving a provincial positivity rate of 4.4 per cent. READ MORE: 2 people in their 20s in …

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