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  • #46

    399 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Alberta on Thursday
    By Kirby Bourne 630CHED
    Posted February 25, 2021 6:45 pm

    Alberta Health confirmed an additional 399 cases of COVID-19 were reported in the province over the last 24 hours on Thursday.

    There were 280 people in hospital with 56 of those in the ICU.

    Eight additional deaths were reported to Alberta Health over the past 24 hours, four of which were in the Edmonton zone.

    A woman in her 30s, a woman in her 70s and a man in his 70s died. A woman in her 90s linked to the outbreak at Millwoods Shepherds Care Centre also died. Alberta Health said all four deaths included comorbidities.

    Two deaths occurred in the Calgary zone: A man in his 80s and a man in his 90s — both with comorbidities.

    A woman in her 40s with comorbidities died in the South zone.

    A man in his 40s with unknown comorbidities also died. Alberta Health said the zone in which this man lived is unknown at this time because his primary address is still pending. Alberta Health said the health zone will be updated on the online dashboard once this information is updated in the provincial reporting system.

    The province’s COVID-19 death toll now stands at 1,874.

    There are now 4,484 active cases in the province, with the majority of those in the Calgary and North zones.

    As of Thursday afternoon there were 1,510 active cases in the Calgary zone, while the North zone had 1,016 active cases...


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      • #48

        Alberta confirms 356 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, 269 people in hospital
        By Kirby Bourne 630CHED
        Posted February 26, 2021 5:46 pm
        Updated February 26, 2021 5:58 pm

        Alberta confirmed an additional 356 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of Albertans who have had the novel coronavirus to 132,788.

        The province completed 9,212 tests on Thursday, putting the positivity rate at 3.92 per cent.

        As of Friday afternoon, there were 269 people in hospital with 55 of those in the ICU.

        The hospitalization number is the main one to watch as it gets closer to March 1, the date Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said would be the earliest date to move the province into Step 2 of reopening....


        • #49

          COVID-19: 415 new cases, 6 more deaths in Alberta on Saturday
          By Kaylen Small Global News
          Posted February 27, 2021 6:02 pm
          Updated February 27, 2021 6:06 pm

          Alberta Health confirmed 415 more cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths from the disease on Saturday.

          The province now has 4,546 active cases, 126,774 recoveries and 1,883 deaths.

          As of Saturday, the Calgary zone has 1,545 active cases, the North zone has 1,044, the Edmonton zone has 926, the Central zone has 702 and the South zone has 314. There are 15 cases in unknown zones.

          Alberta Health said 262 people are in hospital, with 51 of them in intensive care...


          • #50

            Alberta physicians continue to warn against further reopening as active COVID-19 cases rise Sunday
            By Allison Bench Global News
            Posted February 28, 2021 6:01 pm
            Updated February 28, 2021 6:07 pm

            As Alberta added 301 new cases of COVID-19 and three deaths Sunday, some physicians in the province say they remain concerned about a potentially premature approval of the Stage 2 reopening plan.

            “What we’ve seen happen with cases right now is that they’ve stopped decreasing and they’ve actually started to increase again, including variant cases,” said Dr. Tehseen Ladha, a University of Alberta professor and pediatrician, “which is really quite scary, knowing that the variant is so much more infectious than the regular COVID strain that we’ve been dealing with for the past year.”

            The number of variant cases in the province has been on the rise. On Feb. 1, there were 51 total cases; the latest data from the province from Feb. 27 shows 430 total variant cases.

            Active COVID-19 cases also rose slightly in Alberta Sunday. There are now 4,584 active cases — up by a net of 38. That means that new cases outweighed the 260 new recoveries and three deaths.

            The three deaths announced Sunday were all seniors: an Edmonton zone woman in her 90s connected to the outbreak at Youville Home, a woman in the Edmonton zone in her 70s, and a man in the Calgary zone in his 70s. All three were believed to have comorbidities, according to Alberta Health. A total of 1,886 Albertans have died from the disease.

            Alberta’s positivity rate on Sunday sat at four per cent, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said...


            • #51

              With COVID-19 cases declining, Alberta eases into Step 2 of reopening plan
              Province on Monday eases restrictions on fitness centres and allows libraries to reopen
              CBC News · Posted: Mar 01, 2021 1:30 PM MT | Last Updated: 15 minutes ago

              With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continuing to decline, Alberta eased some public health restrictions on Monday to allow fitness centres and libraries to partially reopen.

              Alberta Premier Jason Kenney made the announcement at a news conference on Monday.

              "Today, I am here to announce that Alberta is ready to safely and cautiously enter Step 2 of our path forward," Kenney said. "I want to thank every Albertan who has responsibly observed [public health] measures through Step 1 over the past several weeks to protect lives and our health-care system in the process.

              "I know this has not been easy, especially with cold weather in February limiting our ability to gather outdoors. But the sacrifices Albertans have made are the reason that we're able to take another step forward today. COVID-19 is still here and it is still very much a threat to our health and our health-care system. Still, over the past few months, Alberta has made tremendous progress."

              Libraries will be allowed to reopen as of Monday with 15 per cent of fire-code capacity and fitness centres will be allowed to resume low-intensity individual and group workouts for adults, Kenney said.
              Numbers down

              The premier highlighted the progress made in reducing case numbers and hospitalizations, which peaked at about 950 patients and have now dropped to 257, which is about 200 below the threshold the province set for entering Step 2...


              • #52

                Alberta's new COVID-19 cases remain steady with 257 more infections
                Megan Devlin
                Mar 2 2021, 3:28 pm

                Alberta reported 257 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday and announced two more virus-related deaths.

                Of the new cases, 35 are variants of concern, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said. Alberta has now seen 492 variant cases in total.

                There are currently 261 people in hospital, a slight increase from Monday, including 54 in intensive care.

                Hinshaw said the positivity rate is still hovering just below 5%.

                On Monday, provincial officials announced Alberta would move into Step 2 of its phase reopening approach. However, it didn’t relax all the restrictions associated with Step 2. The only changes are that libraries are reopening and more activities will be allowed at indoor fitness centres..


                • #53


                  BC health officials announce 438 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths
                  DH Vancouver Staff
                  Mar 2 2021, 3:26 pm

                  British Columbia health officials announced 438 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 81,367.

                  During a press conference on Tuesday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said due to some challenges with the provincial data reporting system over the past seven days, an additional 254 cases have been added to the overall total.

                  However, she noted this doesn’t include the 438 cases announced on Tuesday, 137 of which are new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 249 in the Fraser Health region, 19 in the Island Health region, 16 in the Interior Health region, and 17 in the Northern Health region...


                  • #54

                    Alberta confirms first long-term care outbreak linked to coronavirus variant
                    Province reports 12 more COVID-19 deaths, 402 new cases of illness
                    CBC News · Posted: Mar 03, 2021 1:30 PM MT | Last Updated: 32 minutes ago

                    For the first time, an outbreak of COVID-19 in an Alberta long-term care facility has been linked to a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus.

                    The outbreak was confirmed late on Friday at Churchill Manor in Edmonton with a single case, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province's chief medical officer of health, said Wednesday at a news conference.

                    Since Friday, 27 staff and residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, she said, which includes 19 cases confirmed as positive for the variant.

                    "This is a reminder that of course we are not out of the woods yet with respect to COVID-19, and the rapid spread that is possible with the variant," Hinshaw said.

                    "Of course, it's very concerning to see an outbreak where we go from one case to 27 within a matter of days, and it's a reminder that all of us need to be taking the precautionary measures seriously every single day."...


                    • #55


                      Alberta to expand COVID-19 vaccine rollout starting March 15, health minister says
                      Province plans to give all adults their first doses by the end of June
                      CBC News · Posted: Mar 04, 2021 1:30 PM MT | Last Updated: 1 hour ago

                      Alberta will expand its COVID-19 vaccine rollout to include people under age 75 starting March 15, and if shipments arrive as scheduled, all adults in the province will receive their first dose by the end of June, the health minister says.

                      "By June 30, we expect to have offered every single adult in the province at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine," Health Minister Tyler Shandro said Thursday at a news conference.

                      Under the expanding vaccine program set to begin in less than two weeks, about 437,000 more people between the ages of 65 and 74 will become eligible for inoculations, Shandro said.

                      To avoid long delays for those making appointments, when Phase 2A begins on March 15 bookings will be offered in two-year age groups, Shandro said. On the first day, anyone aged 73 or 74 will be able to book.On the second day, eligibility will be expanded to include anyone aged 71 to 72, and so on from there...

                      ...The province reported nine more deaths and 331 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.

                      Hospitals were treating 245 patients for the illness, including 47 in ICU beds.

                      There are now 541 cases of people infected with two "variants of concern" in the province.

                      There were 4,613 active cases across Alberta on Thursday...


                      • #56

                        Alberta reports 411 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths in last 24 hours
                        March 5 marks one-year anniversary since Alberta's first COVID-19 case
                        CBC News · Posted: Mar 05, 2021 4:34 PM MT | Last Updated: 1 hour ago

                        On the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case reported in Alberta, 411 new cases were reported around the province on Friday.

                        This brings the total of active cases up to 4,639, after 10,559 COVID-19 tests were completed in the last 24 hours. Two new deaths in Alberta linked to COVID-19 were also reported on Friday.

                        Across the province, there are currently 243 in hospital with the disease, and 44 in intensive care.

                        On Friday, the province also reported 22 new cases of the COVID-19 variant that was first detected in the United Kingdom. The total number of active variant cases in the province is now 563...


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                          • #58

                            Alberta eases more COVID-19 restrictions, completes Step 2 of reopening plan
                            Health Minister Tyler Shandro says it's time for province to move forward safely
                            CBC News · Posted: Mar 08, 2021 1:30 PM MT | Last Updated: 3 hours ago

                            Retail stores and malls will be allowed to increase their capacity to 25 per cent of fire-code, and youth sports teams and activities will be allowed to resume with up to 10 participants, Alberta's health minister announced Monday.

                            Tyler Shandro said with case counts and positivity rates continuing to decline, along with deaths and hospitalizations, it is now safe for the province to complete Step 2 of its reopening plan.

                            "The situation is changing and we need to change along with it," Shandro said Monday at a news conference. "We said that we'd complete Step 2 when it was safe to do so, and I believe that it now is.

                            "The time is right to keep moving safely forward, and at the same time there are reasons for us to remain cautious. We're not seeing the same sharp incline in cases that we saw in December. Cases have plateaued. And we still have to consider carefully how to get the balance right. But I believe that this step, the remainder of Step 2 today, is safe," he said.

                            All retail settings, including shopping malls, can now increase the number of customers from 15 per cent of fire code occupancy to 25 per cent, Shandro said. The change applies to stores and to common areas such as hallways and food courts.

                            Starting immediately, the Step 1 restrictions that applied to youth will be expanded to include members of college and university athletic programs. That means lessons, practices and physical conditioning will be allowed for those programs with a maximum of 10 participants in total, including coaches, trainers and participants.

                            Those who attend will still be required to observe physical distancing rules and should wear masks at all times, except during the actual training activity.

                            Restrictions are also being eased for child, youth and adult performances, including singing, theatre and the playing of wind instruments, though participants must follow the same restrictions as for youth sports.

                            Latest case numbers

                            Alberta reported six more COVID-19 deaths and 278 new cases on Monday, with 254 patients being treated for the illness in hospitals, including 36 in ICU beds.

                            Labs conducted about 5,500 tests over the past 24 hours, with a positivity rate of 5.4 per cent. Six new cases of the "variant of concern" were detected, bringing the total to 659...


                            • #59

                              COVID-19 in Alberta: 255 new cases, 6 more deaths reported Tuesday
                              CTV News Edmonton
                              Published Tuesday, March 9, 2021 4:08PM MST Last Updated Tuesday, March 9, 2021 4:20PM MST

                              EDMONTON -- Alberta reported 255 new infections of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the province's total number of cases to 136,374.

                              Six more Albertans have died due to COVID-19 which brings the province's death toll to 1,926.

                              There are now 4,470 active cases with the province's seven-day moving average continuing to hold mostly steady in the mid-4,000 range.

                              Alberta also recorded a 4.58 per cent positivity rate based on just over 5,400 tests.

                              There have now been 687 variant cases reported in Alberta, including 28 reported Tuesday, all of them the variant first identified in the U.K.

                              Variant cases require a second screening of a positive test meaning the daily reported number is a mix of current and historical cases...


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