Calgary Drop-In Centre clients test positive for COVID-19

Calgary Drop-In Centre clients test positive for COVID-19

Calgary Drop-In Centre clients test positive for COVID-19

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, in her daily update, reported five additional deaths and 154 more cases of COVID-19 in Alberta since Monday.

That brings the total number of cases to 4,696 and the total number of deaths to 75. In Alberta, 1,549 cases have recovered.

That new projection now thought to be the most likely scenario estimates that 298 people will be in hospital with 95 in ICU beds at the peak, if current trends continue.

Regarding the Bearspaw outbreak, 14 people in Eden Valley and one person in Morley with COVID-19 are isolating at home, however according to Wilson, Bearspaw First Nation has also set up buildings to house people who test positive in the event of a larger outbreak.

But he said new revised forecasts showing reduced future cases and hospitalizations suggest a more optimistic timeline.

"Why are we seeing lower hospitalization in Alberta than elsewhere?"

Birch Hills County, the MD of Fairview, MD of Spirit River and Saddle Hills County have no confirmed cases as of Tuesday.

"I know that many Albertans are exhausted of the public health restrictions".

AHS stated the case is considered an outbreak at the Sturgeon because the individual may have acquired COVID-19 while they were in the hospital.

New Democrats say they raised concerns weeks ago about the potential for an outbreak in Calgary shelters and the Telus Convention Centre due to the density of people staying at those facilities.

The order also mentions those people should wear personal protective equipment, if available.

AHS is now investigating two COVID-19 cases at Edmonton General and Royal Alexander hospitals. The same is true for all those in ICU and hospital, where numbers of those needing hospital treatment has increased over the past few days.

"Precautionary steps are taken when even a single case is identified in an acute care facility", Hinshsaw said.

"This high rate of testing means we have a higher proportion of confirmed cases with relatively weak symptoms that do not require acute or critical care in hospital".

Two more COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded in the Calgary zone.

"No decision has been made on when we will be able to relax this limit on gatherings, but it is something we'll continue to monitor as we see the results of our collective efforts to prevent the spread paying off", Hinshaw said.

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