COVID-19 cases drop in St

Meat-plant workers to get vaccines: minister

Meat-plant workers to get vaccines: minister

Kenney says more than 61 per cent (more than 1,200) of the COVID-19 deaths in Alberta have been residents of continuing care. "Simply put we are now heading in the wrong direction".

She says in initial counts, the province includes deaths in which COVID-19 has been flagged as a possible cause even if it remains unknown.

"Dr. Hinshaw explained why the death toll number has been adjusted to the number reported today. ". I want to advise of an update being made today to the total number of deaths due to COVID-19. Then, in those cases, medical officials review the death certificates and files post-mortem to determine if the virus was, in fact, a contributing cause. "There will continue to be limits on who can visit and how many, and strong outbreak protocols will remain in place". "However, sometimes the review identifies that there was a different cause of death", says Hinshaw. "As a result, they're being removed from the provincial total".

"We did predict that we would probably hit 20,000 active cases this week, about three weeks back when we announced those additional measures", Premier Jason Kenney said at a news conference Monday afternoon.

A new public health order will increase the number of designated support persons from two to four people and will allow facilities to have small indoor and larger outdoor visitations.

Medicine Hat now has had 835 total cases - the 154 active, 664 recovered and there have been 17 deaths. On Friday, active cases in the city sat at 191; by Monday, active cases jumped to 245.

Alberta's total cases from the start of the pandemic is 184,840.

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Of the new variant cases reported, 1,518 are the B.1.1.7 strain, and 24 are the P.1 variant. There are 1,332 in the South Zone.

Variants account for 64 per cent of the province's 20,610 active cases.

On Tuesday, there were 635 people in hospital across the province, 143 of whom were in intensive care.

There are 1,539 total new cases in the province today.

The positivity rate is about 11.4 per cent.

Thomas Hesse with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 401 said employees at Cargill had their vaccinations cancelled within 24 hours of their appointment times last week, while drop-in spots for those eligible for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine were being offered elsewhere.

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