Alberta confirms 77 new COVID-19 cases on Friday

Seventy-seven more people in Alberta have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the province announced on Friday. Alberta Health said that as of Friday afternoon, there were 592 active COVID-19 cases in the province, 50 of those cases involve people being hospitalized…

3 more deaths linked to COVID-19 outbreak at Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital

Three more people have died in the last 24 hours as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak at Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital. Related News The people who died were all men — one in his 70s, one in his 80s and…

Task force to investigate Misericordia Hospital COVID-19 outbreak after 6 deaths

Three more people have died in the last 24 hours as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak at Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital. Related News The people who died were all men — one in his 70s, one in his 80s and…

Water warning after pet dies from suspected blue-green algae exposure in Alberta

An Alberta family is sending out a warning to watch the water and your pets. Over the weekend their dog Daisy died after swimming in Moose Lake and they suspect blue-green algae is to blame. As Kendra Slugoski explains, AHS…

Alberta to streamline approvals for new private clinics to boost surgeries

The Alberta government is proposing legislation that would accelerate approvals of private clinics in order to get more surgeries done. It’s one of the changes proposed in Bill 30, the Health Statutes Amendment Act, which has been introduced in the…

2 deaths, 32 cases associated with Misericordia Community Hospital COVID-19 outbreak

Edmonton’s Misericordia Community Hospital is adding a series of new restrictions due to increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases at the facility. As of Monday, there are now 18 patients and 14 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Covenant…

Alberta health minister orders review into racism after noose found at Grande Prairie Hospital

Alberta’s minister of health has ordered an independent third-party investigation into how the province’s health authority responded to a racist act. Tyler Shandro says in a statement that a piece of rope tied into a noose was found taped to…

COVID-19 outbreaks linked to 4 Edmonton restaurants

Dr. Deena Hinshaw said of the four COVID-19 outbreaks linked to Edmonton restaurants, 15 cases were traced back to Greta Bar, six are associated with Earls Tin Palace, 10 are linked to The Pint downtown, and nine with Local on…

Alberta increasing outdoor gathering limit to 200

June 30 2020 5:54pm Chief medical officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw announces Alberta has increased its outdoor gathering limit to 200 people for events like festivals, firework displays, rodeos, sporting events and outdoor performances. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id…

Coronavirus: How Alberta Health defines a ‘recovered’ case

As of June 29, Alberta had conducted 442,253 tests for COVID-19. Since testing began, 8,067 Albertans have tested positive for the virus and 7,354 are listed as recovered. But what does “recovered” mean? Read more: Coronavirus: Alberta increasing outdoor gathering…