Dr. Hinshaw to provide Alberta COVID-19 update Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Editor’s note: The news conference with Dr. Deena Hinshaw has been rescheduled. This story has been updated to reflect the new time.

One day after a record-breaking number of deaths from COVID-19 were reported, Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to provide another update on the novel coronavirus for Albertans.

The chief medical officer of health is scheduled to speak at 4:30 p.m. Her news conference will be streamed live in this story post.

Read more: Alberta reports record-breaking 30 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, 1,571 new cases

On Thursday, Hinshaw announced another 30 deaths due to COVID-19 were reported to Alberta Health.

While all the deaths didn’t occur over the 24-hour period, Hinshaw said it was the highest figure she has had the “sad task of reporting.”

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An additional 1,571 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Thursday, bringing Alberta’s total confirmed cases to 86,168 since the start of the pandemic.

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There were 763 people in hospital, with 138 of those in the ICU.

Read more: Alberta’s COVID-19 infections are trending down — what it means and what we need to do

As of Thursday, more than 2.5 million COVID-19 tests had been completed in Alberta.

This post will be updated after Hinshaw’s news conference.


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