Dr. Deena Hinshaw to provide Monday update on COVID-19 in Alberta

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health is set to provide an update on the COVID-19 situation in the province on Monday afternoon.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw is set to speak at her usual time of 3:30 p.m. MT. Her update will be streamed live in this story post.

Alberta has seen lower case numbers recently; over the weekend, Saturday and Sunday saw a total of 844 new cases added. Comparatively, three weeks ago on the weekend of Jan. 9, there were a total of 1,800 new cases identified over that two-day period.

As of this past weekend, there are 7,505 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, as well as 561 people in the province in hospital with the disease. Of those in hospital, 101 are in intensive care.

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A total of 1,639 Albertans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

Alberta identifies 12 more variant COVID-19 cases

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The province last updated the variant cases of the virus on Friday, when it reported 31 cases of the variant first identified in the U.K. and six cases of the variant first identified in South Africa.

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