Alberta sees lowest COVID-19 increase in a month

Union representatives wave at a shuttle bus carrying workers returning to the Cargill beef processing plant in High River Alta. that was closed for two weeks because of COVID-19 Monday

Union representatives wave at a shuttle bus carrying workers returning to the Cargill beef processing plant in High River Alta. that was closed for two weeks because of COVID-19 Monday

The store asked fellow employees who might have been in close contact with the COVID-19-affected individuals to "self-quarantine until further information is available".

In other instances of businesses releasing information about employees testing positive, Alberta Health has previously said it can not confirm a case at a specific location due to patient confidentiality. That's more than twice what the rest of the province has reported.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta Chief Medical Office of Health, says 4,659 people in the province have now recovered from the novel coronavirus, while there are 1524 active cases.

"While we don't know how much asymptomatic spread may contribute to transmission in a population, we know it is possible".

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The state on Monday reported an additional 161 deaths, a number Cuomo says is "still too high, but better than it has been". Numbers across the state measuring things like new hospitalizations and deaths related to the pandemic continue to be down.

"We can only test up to 1,000 people per day to ensure we leave room to test those who are sick, but I encourage anyone in the Calgary zone who is interested to participate to go online and register for a test", Hinshaw said.

"Please do not call 811 unless you are feeling sick", she said.

"It is important to remember that testing people who aren't sick just gives a point in time picture of whether they have the virus at a particular moment in time", she said. "However, offering testing to this group of people will offer us more information of COVID-19 in Calgary at this point in time".

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