Dr. Hinshaw to provide Alberta COVID-19 update Thursday afternoon

Dr. Deena Hinshaw will provide another COVID-19 update to Albertans on Thursday afternoon.

The chief medical officer of health is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. Her news conference will be streamed live in this post.

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On Wednesday, Hinshaw announced an additional 1,270 cases of COVID-19 in Alberta. There have now been 84,597 Albertans who have had COVID-19.

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An additional 16 deaths were also announced Wednesday. Alberta’s death toll now stands at 760.

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As of Wednesday’s update, there were 749 people in hospital. Of those, 139 people were in the ICU.

Read more: Alberta expanding COVID-19 rapid testing to long-term care, remote rural communities

To date, more than 1.5 million people have been tested and 63,668 people have recovered from the novel coronavirus.

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