COVID-19 Live Updates: Calgary Coronavirus News for January 11

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More than 5,000 Ontarians have now died from COVID-19.

The province reported 29 more deaths from COVID-19 this morning, along with3338 new cases.

This brings the total number of deaths from the virus to 5,012 since the start of the pandemic.

The province says 1,563 people are currently hospitalized with the virus, including 387 in intensive care and 268 on ventilators.

The Ontario Cabinet is preparing to meet today to consider new measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. The meeting precedes new COVID-19 projections which are expected to be released on Tuesday.


Nearly 3,000 tourists flew to Hawaii from Calgary airport last month

A traveler walks through WestJet’s check-in aisles at Calgary International Airport on Friday, January 8, 2021. Photo by Azin Ghaffari / Postmedia

Although the Alberta Department of Health continues to advise against non-essential international travel, nearly 3,000 tourists made it to Hawaii from Calgary International Airport in just over a month.

As of December 1, 2020, 2,824 visitors from Calgary Airport have flown to Hawaii, according to a U.S. state online portal on Sunday. Over 80 percent of these travelers cited “pleasure / vacation” as the reason for their trip.

Calgary isn’t the only Canadian airport tourists fly to Hawaii, with people departing from Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport, while others have found flights connection via US airports.

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Alberta House of Commons Speaker criticizes government for “hypocrisy” in travel scandal

Speaker of the House Nathan Cooper. Photo de David Bloom

Premier Jason Kenney’s handling of the UCP international travel scandal is a “great embarrassment for the government,” Alberta Legislative Speaker Nathan Cooper wrote in an email to a more electorate. early this week.

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