What you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Saturday, June 27


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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 37 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, with no further deaths.

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

(CBC News)

As of Friday, there were 509 active cases in the province. Over 422,000 tests have been performed.

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

  • Edmonton area: 241
  • Calgary area: 208
  • North Zone: 31
  • South Zone: 23
  • Central area: 3
  • Unknown: 3

There are 37 people in the hospital, eight of whom are in intensive care.

(CBC News)

What you need to know today in Canada:

For the past few months, WestJet has banned the sale of adjacent seats on entire aircraft and Air Canada has followed suit in economy class. These practices are scheduled to end on July 1.

In April, Transport Canada said physical removal was one of the “key points” to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

WestJet and Air Canada said they are returning to the health boards of the United Nations Aviation Agency and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) trade group.

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.

At 11:15 a.m.ET Saturday, Canada had 102,954 confirmed and suspected cases of coronavirus. The provinces and territories reported 65,908 cases as having been recovered or resolved. A count of CBC News deaths based on provincial reports, regional health information and CBC reports is 8,556.

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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