Nine new cases of COVID-19 reported in St

Premier Jason Kenney announcing a step back in the provincial re-opening strategy

Premier Jason Kenney announcing a step back in the provincial re-opening strategy

One outbreak involves three work sites in the North and Central zones, while a separate one involves a workplace in the Calgary Zone.

Hinshaw on Saturday said there had been a "significant" Brazilian variant outbreak, but gave no further details until Monday.

Hinshaw, the province's chief medical officer of health, said one outbreak has been linked to three confirmed cases of the variant first identified in Brazil, while the other outbreak has one confirmed variant case.

Hinshaw says so far three of those infections are confirmed to be the more unsafe Brazilian variant, but she adds that's likely to increase as more results come in.

The Premier also pointed to a recent case of a traveler returning from BC who tested positive for the P.1 variant.

On Tuesday, the province recorded 931 new cases of COVID-19, 676 of which are variants of concern.

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He has consistently refused to push for more drastic lockdowns used in other countries, calling such tactics "authoritarian". After you register, you will be given a confirmation number, which you will need to book your actual appointment .

"It's natural to be frustrated and to be sick and exhausted of this pandemic", Hinshaw said.

Kenney notes if the current trend continues, there will be 2,000 new daily COVID cases by the end of the month and up to 1,000 people in the hospital.

Four deaths have been reported since April 1 bringing that total to 1,998.

The city now has 113 active COVID-19 cases.

Eligible Albertans can also book their COVID-19 immunization at participating pharmacies by visiting the AHS website.

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