Stage 2 of recovery is looming, but Kenney warns of future COVID-19 surges

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As Alberta prepares to move to Stage 2 of its economic recovery later this month, Premier Jason Kenney says it is likely that the province will experience additional waves of COVID-19 plus. late.

The Prime Minister said on Friday that he was encouraged as Alberta continues to see fewer new cases of new coronavirus every day, as testing continues.

He said he believed Alberta was ready to enter the second phase of its stimulus strategy “sooner than expected”. The province’s departmental emergency management committee would make a decision on Monday, with an announcement to follow “early next week,” according to Kenney.

“The main triggers to watch out for are hospitalization levels and ICU admissions, which continue to decline,” he said.

As of Thursday, 48 Albertans infected with COVID-19 were in the hospital, six of whom were being treated in intensive care. Of these, 32 came from the Calgary area of ​​Alberta Health Services, four of whom were in intensive care.

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