Alberta officials to provide COVID-19 update Wednesday afternoon

Dr. Deena Hinshaw and Health Minister Jason Copping are scheduled to provide another COVID-19 update Wednesday afternoon.

The chief medical officer of health and minister are scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. Their news conference will be streamed live in this story.

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As of last week’s update, there were 1,165 Albertans in hospital with COVID-19, with 42 of those people receiving care in the province’s ICUs.

Between May 10 and May 16 there were 3,614 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Alberta from 18,349 tests. Officials have said the actual number of new cases is likely higher than reported because of the limited access to PCR testing.

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During the same time period, there were 61 deaths reported to Alberta Health.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 578,291 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alberta. The province has seen 4,452 deaths.

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