Premier Jason Kenney and Dr. Deena Hinshaw to educate Albertans about COVID-19 – .

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Premier Jason Kenney and Dr. Deena Hinshaw to educate Albertans about COVID-19 – .


Premier Jason Kenney and Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Alberta, will inform Albertans of the spread of COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon.
Dr. Verna Yiu, President and CEO of Alberta Health Services, is also expected to speak at the press conference.

The press conference will start at 4:30 p.m. MT. Watch it live here.

As the province continues to lead the country in active infections during its fourth wave, Alberta’s daily new cases, positivity rate and active cases have all shown recent declines.

Alberta reported 12,302 active cases as of Monday. Three weeks ago, that number exceeded 21,300.

There are 981 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 225 in intensive care units. Thirty new deaths were announced Monday, bringing the province’s total to 2,976 since the start of the pandemic.

Of those currently hospitalized, 698 are not vaccinated, 54 are partially vaccinated and 229 are fully vaccinated.

About 65.8 percent of the total population of Alberta received both doses of the vaccine.

On September 15, the government reinstated mandatory health restrictions and introduced its version of the vaccine passport program.

One of the main concerns of the Government of Alberta was the number of hospitalizations and, in particular, the pressure on intensive care units.

As of Monday, there were 295 intensive care patients, including 225 being treated for COVID-19, Alberta Health Services said.

Currently, the capacity of intensive care, including the 203 additional roll-up beds, is 78%.

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