Hinshaw to provide COVID-19 update for Albertans Tuesday afternoon

Dr. Deena Hinshaw will provide her first in-person COVID-19 update of the week Tuesday 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 story post and on Corus Alberta radio stations and Facebook pages.

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On Monday, Alberta Health reported there were 1,007 people receiving care for COVID-19 in hospital, with 94 of those people in the ICU.

Over the weekend, 25 additional COVID-19 deaths were reported, including one in a child between the ages of five and nine. According to the province, the child did not have any pre-existing conditions.

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The province reported 15,886 new, lab-confirmed cases over the weekend: 6,293 cases on Friday, 5,407 on Saturday and 4,186 on Sunday.

As of Monday, there were 72,368 active confirmed cases.

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The province has changed PCR testing eligibility, so the active case number is higher. Hinshaw has previously said the actual number of COVID-19 cases on any given day is likely at least 10 times higher.

To date, 452,381 have been confirmed to have COVID-19 while 376,610 of those cases have recovered.


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