Coronavirus: Alberta’s Dr. Hinshaw provides update on COVID-19 | LIVE

Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw will provide an update on the COVID-19 situation in the province on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the province identified 875 new cases of COVID-19. Over the same time, it completed more than 16,000 tests, meaning Alberta’s positivity rate is about 5.3 per cent.

As of Wednesday, there were 820 Albertans in hospital, 137 of whom were in ICUs.
Hinshaw stressed that “our health system remains under significant strain.”

There have been 23 additional deaths reported to Alberta Health in the last 24 hours. Sixteen of those fatalities were connected to outbreaks at long-term care or supportive housing facilities.

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