Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Tuesday, May 4 – fr

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Tuesday, May 4 – fr

The latest news on restrictions and reopens:

  • As the total number of active COVID-19 cases in Alberta hits new highs every day and the number of cases per capita is still the highest of any province or state in North America, Albertans can expect has a stronger public health measures announced on Tuesday.
  • Prime Minister Jason Kenney warned on Monday that new restrictions were coming on Tuesday, also saying he was irritated that a large group of people were gathering over the weekend to protest the public health restrictions while violating them in such a way flagrant during a rodeo event in Bowden, AB.
  • Premier to deliver live address to Albertans at 6 p.m. of the McDougall Center in Calgary. CBC News will broadcast it live on the website and on Facebook.
  • The prime minister said the record daily number of cases and growing number of hospitalizations was due to Albertans who ignore public health rules.
  • The premier said on Monday that Alberta had strict health measures in place and “that we can have, on paper, the most difficult lockdown imaginable, and if a critical percentage of the population – a large chunk of the population – don’t track this, it doesn’t matter. ”
  • However, critics say Kenney’s own messenger has been confusing and contradictory during the pandemic. Last week, for example, Kenney said no new laws were needed, but days later new regulations were instituted in so-called COVID-19 hotspots, calling them critics for bending the curve. The flipflops continued on Monday as he said further restrictions would have no impact – then said he would impose more on Tuesday.
  • The United Conservative Party government has also been repeatedly accused of ignore calls from the medical community be faster and broader in imposing restrictions and less hasty in removing them.
  • The apparent lack of enforcement for offenders public health restrictions has also been a hot button.
  • For example, critics noted that the rodeo and other rallies against the public health measures had been announced in advance, but authorities appear to have done little to ensure that the public health measures were followed during the event. events and that the offenders have been sanctioned or charged.
  • Le maire de Calgary Naheed Nenshi criticized the prime minister for Monday’s mixed messages, and also said he found it “incredibly frustrating” that tickets given to people for violating COVID-19 public health orders were thrown in court. Calgary Police Chief Mark Neufeld confirmed on Monday that the province had asked police not to obstruct already overcrowded courts by writing too many tickets for COVID-19 violators.
  • Depending on the province, from March 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021, there was 576 tickets deposited in provincial court under the Public Health Act. Of these, 38% are still in court, 12% have resulted in a conviction or were paid before going to court, and 10% have been overturned or resolved.

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  • Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson also called on the province on its approach to COVID-19 on Monday, saying it should have imposed broader restrictions across the province last week.
  • And NDP Leader Rachel Notley said the half-measures Kenney put in place are not working, repeating calls for the UCP government to include paid sick leave and effective enforcement across Alberta. The NDP is also asking for all decision-making data regarding the restrictions and all written recommendations from the office of Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw.
  • “The worst part of all this is how predictable and preventable it has all been, ”said Calgary ER doctor Dr. Joe Vipond, one of the doctors sounding the alarm on the COVID-19 situation in Alberta for months. We should have known that this was where it was, especially with the variants. It is quite devastating. ”
  • the last set of restrictions were imposed on April 30, when the provincial government implemented new public health measures in hot spots across the province where there are more than 350 active cases per 100,000 population and at least 250 total active cases.
  • The list of targeted communities includes Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Airdrie, Lethbridge and Strathcona County.
  • All middle and high schools in targeted communities switched to home learning from May 3, although some had already switched to e-learning.
  • Indoor fitness and indoor sports were closed in these communities on April 30.
  • the mandatory restrictions were to remain in force for at least two weeks.

The latest COVID-19 issues:

  • Alberta again reported its highest total of active cases since the start of the pandemic, with 23,623 active cases.
  • Alberta reported 1,743 new cases of COVID-19.
  • Province the test positivity rate is now 12%, having reached its highest level on Monday at 13.2 – meaning one in eight Albertans tested has COVID-19.
  • The province has the highest rate of active cases in Canada and the United States, with 534 active cases per 100,000 people – more than double the case rate of 251 in Ontario.
  • There is now 671 people in hospital with COVID-19, including 150 people in intensive care.
  • Nine other people died, for a total of 2 099 deaths.
  • The last R-value declared for the province was 1.12, significantly higher than last week’s R-value of 1.04, meaning the virus is spreading to more people for each confirmed case.
  • 172 931 Albertand have recovered from COVID-19.
  • Currently, 808 schools, about 33% of all schools in Alberta are on high alert or have outbreaks. School transmission is believed to have occurred in 678 schools.
  • Due to an increase in the number of Albertans in the Calgary area requesting a COVID-19 test, it can take three to five days from when someone applies to when trial happens, AHS said last week.
  • Alberta cuts hours surgeries in its two large cities and in the northern part of the province to make room for a possible influx of hospitalizations linked to COVID-19.
  • On May 1, the province stopped screening all positive tests for variants of concern, in order to maintain the laboratory capacity required for COVID-19 testing. Variant screening will now target populations at higher risk of being infected with a variant, or at higher risk of spreading variant strains.

(Note that the last daily count of new cases in the table above will usually vary slhightly of the net of new cases, Alberta Health announces every day. To learn more, click here.)

The latest vaccines:

  • Kenney announced on Monday that teachers, educators and school support staff are now eligible to be vaccinated.
  • Albertans classified in the rest of the Deployment of phase 2C and 2D vaccines plan became eligible to make appointments on April 30.
  • Albertans in these latter Phase 2 groups include frontline workers with disabilities and workers in group homes and other living spaces with supportive services, workers in places with potential for major outbreaks, provincial police and sheriffs, all Albertans aged 50 and over, and all First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) persons aged 35 and over.
  • The province has also increased the number of eligible people due to underlying health problems. Since April 27, people born between 2006 and 2009 with qualifying conditions can make an appointment for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
  • Alberta Health said on April 30 that the vast majority of doses from the province’s supply AstraZeneca-Oxford have now been administered or reserved. Existing reservations will be honored.
  • 1,668,455 vaccine doses have been administered in Alberta, including Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna et AstraZeneca-Oxford.
  • 303 509 Albertans have been fully immunized (2 doses).

The latest most dangerous variants:

  • There was 876 new cases involving worrisome variants reported Tuesday . On Monday, the province reported 1,900 – the highest number of new variant cases reported in a single day.
  • About 62.3% of active cases were identified as variants of concern, but not all cases are considered for variants.
  • There is 14 728 case of active variants, while 21,063 people have recovered and 99 people have died from variant infections.
  • Alberta had 33,815 cases linked to the B117 variant, first detected in the UK; 114 cases linked to the B1351 variant, detected for the first time in South Africa; two cases linked to the B1617 variant, first detected in India; and 1,959 cases linked to the P1 variant, which was first identified in Brazil.
  • On May 1, the province stopped screening all positive tests for variants of concern, in order to maintain the laboratory capacity required for COVID-19 testing. Variant screening will now target populations at higher risk of being infected with a variant, or at higher risk of spreading variant strains.

Discover the hardest hit regions:

You can see active cases by local health zone on the following interactive map. Scroll, zoom and click on the map for more information:

here is detailed regional breakdown of active cases reported by the province on Tuesday:

  • Calgary area: 9,889 active cases, against 9,942 active cases reported on Monday (68,706 cured).
  • Zone d’Edmonton: 6,014, against 6,033 (62,892 recovered).
  • North zone: 3,564, compared to 3,478 (17,740 recovered).
  • South zone: 1,260, compared to 1,261 (9,443 recovered).
  • Central areas: 2,836, against 2,807 (14,135 recovered).
  • Unknown: 60, against 87 (15 recovered).

Find out which neighborhoods or communities have the most cases, how severely affected people of different ages have been, the ages of those hospitalized, how Alberta compares to other provinces and more: Here are the latest COVID-19 statistics for Alberta – and what they mean.

Here are the latest stories of COVID-19 in Alberta:

How Alberta Compares to Other Provinces and Territories:


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