What you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Friday, June 26


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What you need to know today in Alberta:

Only two of Calgary’s eight outdoor pools will open their doors this summer, officials said. The Silver Springs and Highwood pools will operate with limited capacity. Officials say the outdoor pools are not financially viable due to pandemic expenses and security restrictions.

Participating community pharmacies will soon be offering tests to people with no symptoms and no known exposure to the coronavirus. It will start with 20 pharmacies, mainly in Edmonton and Calgary, and then expand.

Alberta reported 26 new cases and one new death on Thursday. The death occurred at Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton.

A total of 154 people died from COVID-19 in Alberta.


On Thursday, there were 506 active cases in the province. Over 415,000 tests have been performed.

The regional distribution of cases on Thursday afternoon was as follows:

  • Edmonton area: 237 active cases, 673 recovered.
  • Calgary area: 207 active cases, 4,919 recovered.
  • North Zone: 33 active cases, 243 recovered.
  • South Zone: 23 active cases, 1,258 recovered.
  • Central area: 3 active cases, 86 recovered.
  • Unknown: 3 active cases, 12 recovered.

There are 38 people in the hospital, eight of whom are in intensive care.


What you need to know today in Canada:

The first wave of COVID-19 is subsiding in Canada, with daily cases and hospitalizations falling to rates never seen since the start of the pandemic. And experts say what has been learned could help prevent a second wave.

The federal government is due to launch a program today to encourage students to volunteer in the fight against COVID-19.

Dr. Samir Gupta says the Alberta tests may help to understand how far the coronavirus has spread, but he doubts that we have achieved collective immunity. 8:35

WestJet has laid off 3,333 workers and plans to consolidate and contract out much of its business as the pandemic continues to reduce the majority of demand for air travel.

Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, continues to recommend that people stay two meters apart to curb COVID-19 as the economy reopens and countries like the Great -Brittany relax their distancing rules.

As of 10:15 a.m.ET Friday, Canada had 102,622 confirmed and suspected cases of coronavirus. The provinces and territories have listed 65,425 cases as having been recovered or resolved. A count of CBC News deaths based on provincial reports, regional health information and CBC reports is 8,552.

As of Friday, 102,622 confirmed and suspected cases of coronavirus have been reported in Canada. (The Canadian Press / NIAID-RML via AP)

The coronavirus has sickened more than 8.6 million people worldwide and killed at least 460,256, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Self-assessment and support:

Alberta health services have an online self-assessment tool that you can use to determine if you have symptoms of COVID-19, but the test is open to everyone, even without symptoms.

The province says Albertans who have returned to Canada from other countries must isolate themselves. Unless your situation is critical and requires a call to 911, Albertans are advised to call Health Link at 811 before consulting a doctor, hospital, or other health care facility.

If you have symptoms, however mild, you should isolate yourself for 10 days from the start of symptoms.

You can find The latest updates from Alberta Health Services coronaviruses here.

The province also operates a confidential mental health support line at 1-877-303-2642 and a substance abuse help line at 1-866-332-2322, available 7 am to 11 pm, seven days a week. week.

Online Resources are available for advice on managing stressful situations and how to speak with children.

There is a 24-hour family violence information line at 310-1818 for anonymous help in over 170 languages, and One Line for Alberta Sexual Violence is available at 1-866-403-8000 , from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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