Coronavirus: Premier Kenney and health officials to update COVID-19 in Alberta | LIVE

The premier, health minister and chief medical officer of health will all be on hand for Tuesday’s COVID-19 update in Alberta.

Tuesday’s update comes after 1,240 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Alberta on Monday. Nine additional deaths were also reported, bringing the province’s death toll to 860.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Monday that the lower case count is a positive, but admitted the province’s situation is “still serious.”

“Our new case numbers are still extremely high and our health-care system remains under severe strain,” Hinshaw said Monday.

As of Monday afternoon, there were 795 people hospitalized with COVID-19 provincewide, 151 of those people were in intensive care.

Since the pandemic began, Alberta has recorded 91,459 cases of COVID-19. As of Monday, there were 19,165 active cases in the province.

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