Hinshaw to provide COVID-19 update for Alberta Friday afternoon

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health is scheduled to provide another COVID-19 update Friday afternoon.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. Her news conference will be streamed in this post.

Read more: 244 new cases of COVID-19, 1 additional death in Alberta on Thursday

On Thursday, there were 2,738 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Alberta. Of those, more than half — 1,497 cases — were in the Edmonton zone.

There were 101 people in hospital, with 16 of those people in ICU.

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There have been 21,443 Albertans who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 18,417 people have recovered.

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Alberta recorded another death on Thursday. A man in his 80s from the Edmonton zone died. He was connected to the outbreak at Millwoods Shepherd’s Care Centre in Edmonton, Alberta Health said.

Read more: Investigation points to multiple sources for COVID-19 outbreaks at Foothills hospital

As of Thursday, 1,583,918 Albertans had been tested for COVID-19.

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This story will be updated after Hinshaw speaks.

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