Coronavirus Canada Updates: Alberta at a ‘critical’ point in the COVID-19 pandemic as cases continue to rise

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Alberta at a 'critical' point in the COVID-19 pandemic as cases continue to rise
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Alberta at a 'critical' point in the COVID-19 pandemic as cases continue to rise

Alberta’s top doctor says the province is in a ‘danger zone’ after reporting a second day of over 300 new cases of COVID-19.

Alberta’s health system can handle the current situation, however, Dr. Deena Hinshaw warns that could easily escalate as evidence has shown how quickly the virus can spread.

“We are not out of the woods. I would say right now we are in a danger zone, where the coming weeks will really tell that story about whether we are able collectively to bend that curve downward, by following all of that guidance that’s already out there, that’s up online,” she said.

“Or, if we start to tip the wrong way, and see our hospitals fill up, and impair our ability to do elective surgeries, impair our ability to offer services that our health-care system needs to be able to offer to others that are not COVID-related.”

Hinshaw said the system is not a stage where it is unable to cope but it is getting closer.

Alberta reported 323 new cases on Tuesday, with active cases breaking another record for the second day in a row increasing to 3,203.

One additional death was reported for a total of 293.

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