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NDP and McKenzie Towne families call for centralized response

The NDP Official Opposition called on the provincial government Tuesday to immediately provide a centralized response with hazard pay for workers in seniors facilities, priority access to PPE, and stress tests for facility operators’ pandemic plans in response to the rising number of fatalities in Calgary’s McKenzie Towne. To date, 11 of Alberta’s 24 deaths have been at this specific long-term care facility. […]

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Alberta’s COVID-19 cases rise by 98 to 1348; deaths are at 24 and recoveries increase to 361

Alberta added another 98 COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 1348, 60.6% of which are in Calgary Zone. A total of 953 cases are laboratory confirmed and 395 are probable cases (symptomatic close contacts of laboratory confirmed cases). Recoveries in the province have risen to 361, an increase of 82 since Sunday’s update. The new provincial total of 1348 includes the 361 recoveries and 24 deaths. Of the provincial cases, 204 are now believed to be community transmissions. […]