Kenney, Hinshaw and Shandro to Provide Alberta’s COVID-19 Update Wednesday Night | The Canadian News

Alberta Prime Minister Jason Kenney, Health Medical Director Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Health Minister Tyler Shandro, and Alberta Health Services President and CEO Dr. Verna Yiu plan to provide a update on the situation of COVID-19 in the province on Wednesday night.

They are scheduled to speak at 6pm and the press conference will be streamed live in this post. You can also watch the press conference live on Global News Hour at 6.

COVID-19 cases have risen in Alberta since mid-summer and ICU admissions set a record Tuesday, with 212 Albertans receiving care for the virus.

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Alberta confirmed 1,434 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday from about 11,900 tests, bringing the total active cases to 18,265. There were 822 people in the hospital.

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On Monday, 65 infectious disease doctors from across Alberta called for immediate province-wide restrictions on access to non-essential indoor businesses and services for people who are not immunized against COVID-19.

“We, Alberta infectious disease physicians, write to convey our gravest concerns about the safety of the province’s current approach to COVID-19 and to request immediate province-wide restricted access for non-immunized individuals to indoor public spaces with in order to access essential services, ”the letter says.

Doctors said they do not believe current measures “go far enough to interrupt transmission.”

On September 3, Kenney announced a province-wide mask mandate, a 10 p.m. liquor limit for licensed businesses, and a $ 100 incentive for anyone who hasn’t received their first or second dose of the vaccine. COVID-19. The province also “strongly recommended” that anyone who is not vaccinated limit their close contacts.

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On Tuesday, the province announced that printable vaccination proof cards will be available starting Thursday.

“We continue to make it easy for Albertans to securely access their health information, including immunization records, in the palm of their hand anytime, anywhere through MyHealth Records,” said the Minister of Health, Tyler Shandro, in a press release.

“More and more Albertans are signing up for this tool to access their health information, and if you haven’t already, I encourage you to sign up now.”

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