COVID-19 Increases in Brooks, Medicine Hat


“The important thing we do is make sure that there are all the supports available to stop transmission in all places where transmission takes place”, by referring to masks, isolation spaces and offering support and educational materials in a variety of languages.

“The important thing for me is not to stigmatize people with COVID but to support them. Because the more people are ashamed or feel targeted … the less likely they are to come forward and then we lose the chance to control the spread. “

Of the 27 Medicine Hat cases, 16 are considered active and 11 are recovered.

So far, 1,164 Albertans have recovered from the virus, Hinshaw said in his daily update. There were also two additional deaths in the province, bringing the total to 75.

There are currently 87 people hospitalized, including 20 in ICU.

“These cases illustrate that infection with this virus has serious consequences for many people,” said the province’s chief medical officer of health.

She said families mourn those who have died and others worry about those in intensive care and in the hospital.

“This is the reason why we cannot give up our work to prevent the spread. This virus can only be overcome by our collective efforts to protect each other. “

Hinshaw again spoke of the number of summer events canceled due to public health restrictions on gatherings of more than 15 people.

“No decision has been made on when we can relax this limit on rallies,” she said. “But it is something that we will continue to monitor as we see the results of our collective efforts to prevent the spread from bearing fruit. “

There will be a relaxation of the restrictions when it is safe, said Hinshaw.

“Please stay the course and protect your friends, family and neighbors because they protect you. “

Hinshaw said Albertans can be proud of how Albertans have managed to flatten the curve considering what the modeling released in early April has shown.

She said that everyone should be proud of what we have done together, but when the public health guidelines are relaxed, it should be done in a way that does not bounce back and that modeling becomes a reality later.

The 458 cases in Alberta continuing care facilities and four discovered over the weekend in the Calgary homeless population are of concern to Hinshaw.

Newell County has five active cases.

In Cypress County, they report eight cases of COVID-19, three active and five recovered.

Forty Mile County and Taber Municipal District each have two confirmed cases listed as recovered.

The City of Lethbridge has 13 active cases, five listed as active and eight recovered. Lethbridge County has registered a recovered case.


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