Alberta added another 28 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 1451. Recoveries in Alberta stand at 592, an increase of 73 since Wednesday. There were another three deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 32. Both the number of recovered and the number of deaths are included in the 1451 cases to date. […]
Shortly after Premier Jason Kenney announced increasing capital spending to $1.9 billion to speed up the province’s capital plan to put Albertan’s back to work, Official Opposition Leader Rachel Notley put forward the NDP suggestion for helping Alberta’s small businesses… […]
Alberta’s probable COVID-19 scenario sees the province hitting the peak of infections in mid-May and that by the end of summer, there could be as many as 800,000 infections [from the start] with somewhere between 400 and 3,100 deaths. Albertans can also expect no relaxation of social distancing measures until the end of May. […]
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. […]
The RCMP says there has been a spike in COVID-19 related scams in Canada since the beginning of the month. The most common report police are receiving is fraudulent merchandise sales and phishing emails. […]
The Government of Alberta is taking action to allow states of local emergency to last for 90 days and adding language to make it clearer that it is an offence to be non-compliant with orders made under states of local or provincial emergency.
Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw is ordering a provincewide ban on visitors to long-term care centres, licensed group homes, and other facilities as part of the ongoing work to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect Albertans.
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. […]