Coronavirus Canada Update: Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Thursday

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Coronavirus Canada Update: Here's what you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Thursday
Coronavirus Canada Update: Here's what you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Thursday

Alberta’s Dr. Deena Hinshaw will give Thursday’s COVID-19 update at 3:30 p.m. MST.

Watch the news conference with the chief medical officer of health live on CTVNewsEdmonton.ca.

The province reported 259 new cases out of some 6,800 tests and a positivity rate of 3.5 per cent the day before.

Alberta has 6,559 active cases of COVID-19 and has counted a total 1,671 deaths to the disease since March.

According to the latest data, there were 539 Albertans in hospital with COVID-19, 94 of whom were in ICUs.

Both Hinshaw and Premier Jason Kenney defended Alberta’s “path forward” reopening plan on Wednesday.

Next week, personal trainers and restaurants will be allowed to offer again one-on-one training sessions and limited dining in.

Hinshaw said steps backward should be prevented by the plan’s built-in triggers, which track key numbers like hospitalizations, positivity and growth rates, and active cases.

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