Dr. Deena Hinshaw to provide COVID-19 update for Albertans at 2:30 p.m. Friday

Albertans will get another COVID-19 update from Dr. Deena Hinshaw Friday afternoon.

The province’s chief medical officer of health is scheduled to speak at 2:30 p.m. and her news conference will be carried live in this post.

On Thursday, Hinshaw announced the province had confirmed an additional 461 new cases of COVID-19 over the previous 24-hour period.

The province had conducted about 12,300 tests and the positivity rate sat at about 3.9 per cent.

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As of Thursday’s update, 591 people were in hospital, with 112 of those people in the ICU.

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Hinshaw also announced an additional seven people had died of COVID-19. Thursday marked the first time since Dec. 21 that fewer than 10 deaths had been reported in a 24-hour period.

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This story will be updated after Hinshaw speaks.

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