Alberta considers more COVID-19 restrictions

By Troy Gillard	
		18 unions join call		Alberta union leaders call for more COVID-19 measures including lockdown

By Troy Gillard 18 unions join call Alberta union leaders call for more COVID-19 measures including lockdown

This comes one day after Alberta recorded the previous single-day high with 1,155 cases on Friday.

Overall, there are 173 general adult ICU beds that can be used for many patient types, but Hinshaw said creating more COVID-19 beds means stopping or delaying other services.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, which reported three new cases today, Memorial University is postponing plans to bring some staff back to work next week and the small town of Deer Lake is asking residents to stay home and businesses to close.

Four of the nine deaths were in the Edmonton Zone and include man in his 70s, man in his 80s and woman in her 60s as well as a man in his 90s whose death is connected to the Laurel Heights outbreak.

Another man in his 70s from the south zone, whose death is linked to the outbreak at AgeCare Sunrise Gardens, has died.

A woman in her 20s in the south zone has died.

Israeli army says Gaza militants fired a rocket at Israel
Israel, which deems Hamas a "terrorist" organisation, shuns direct negotiations and has never publicly acknowledged the truce. Hamas and Israel reached an agreement at the end of September to cease hostilities, although attacks continued.

There are now 320 people in hospital (an increase of 10), and 56 of them in intensive care.

The province has run 17,000 tests in the past 24 hours with a positivity rate of 6.5 per cent. The total number of lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province now stands at 102,378, including the 3,472 deaths.

Hinshaw said people of all ages are dying from the virus, including two people in their 30s this past week.

It was another record-breaking day related to COVID-19 in Canada.

Elsewhere, case counts rose in Atlantic Canada as Nova Scotia reported eight new cases on Saturday, pushing active infections to 33, while Newfoundland and Labrador reported five new cases for a total of 18 active infections there.

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