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Hospital ICUs in Calgary reach record high for COVID-19 patients

Hospital ICUs in Calgary reach record high for COVID-19 patients

Alberta has made some major progress in the fight against COVID-19, with the number of daily new cases dropping significantly since the province reached its highest numbers during the pandemic so far in December. Alberta’s positivity rate is trending downward too. But in Calgary, the COVID-19 situation in hospital …

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Dr. Hinshaw set to provide another COVID-19 update to Albertans Thursday afternoon

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In light of rising COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths and new restrictions put in place for a three-week period to help curb the spread, Alberta Health has been providing in-person updates every day this week. Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Alberta’s chief medical officer …

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Coronavirus: B.C. officials to update plan to ease backlog of more than 30,000 cancelled surgeries

Coronavirus: B.C. officials to update plan to ease backlog of more than 30,000 cancelled surgeries

Health Minister Adrian Dix and is scheduled to provide an update on B.C.’s plan to restart elective surgeries after all were cancelled back in March to clear hospital space amidst COVID-19 concerns. The update will be carried live here on the Global BC website, on BC1 and on the Global …

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