Alberta records biggest jump in COVID-19 cases since May 16

Alberta to roll out COVID-19 testing at pharmacies for people without symptoms

Alberta to roll out COVID-19 testing at pharmacies for people without symptoms

"You are helping us understand more about the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta". No timeline for the rollout has been given.

"This is encouraging. Whether you have symptoms or not, please consider getting tested".

More pharmacies are scheduled to offer testing following the initial 20.

Tests will be sent to Alberta Precision Laboratories for analysis.

"Each participating pharmacy will adhere to strict protocols and has the specialized skills needed to protect patient safety". The names and locations of the pharmacies have not yet been announced.

"We'll add more pharmacies in the coming weeks".

"Albertans are encouraged to talk to their local pharmacist to see if testing is available", states the release.

It's now the only region in the province now classified as a higher risk level.

There are now 509 active COVID-19 cases in Alberta.

Health officials are monitoring regions across province as Alberta moves through its relaunch strategy.

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The total number of patients who have tested positive as of Saturday is at 10.

She said a review of statistics in the past few days showed 77 per cent of the province's deaths were in long-term care settings.

Meanwhile, Calgary's active cases continue to decline.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that Canada will contribute $300 million towards the global effort to battle COVID-19.

"These patients do not have any underlying health conditions and yet they are very sick".

"COVID-19 has changed the lives of people everywhere, and it has highlighted inequalities around the world", Trudeau said in a recorded address from outside his Rideau Cottage home in Ottawa.

There are also a number of things families should avoid this Canada Day. "The virus is still here", she said.

"None of us have been spared from the effects of COVID-19 and none of us can beat it alone". Edmonton continues to see a rise in active cases, with 14 new active cases compared to Saturday's update.

There have been more than 100,000 cases of COVID-19 across Canada since the pandemic began, and 8,484 people have died.

No additional deaths were reported, leaving the number to date for Alberta at 154.

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