Coronavirus Canada Updates: Dr. Deena Hinshaw to give update on COVID-19 on Monday afternoon

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Coronavirus: Dr. Deena Hinshaw to provide Alberta COVID-19 update Tuesday
Coronavirus: Dr. Deena Hinshaw to provide Alberta COVID-19 update Tuesday

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health is scheduled to give an update on COVID-19 in the province Monday afternoon.

Alberta moved into the first of its four-step reopening plan Monday, allowing people in the same household to dine together in restaurants as well as some children and youth sport activities and one-on-one fitness training to resume.

As of Sunday, the province had 6,242 active cases of COVID-19 and 434 Albertans were hospitalized due to the virus, including 81 in intensive care.

If hospitalizations continue to fall past 450 by Feb. 28, a decision will be made on Step 2, the province announced in a news release Monday.

The second phase is expected to see restrictions lifted on retail, banquet halls, community halls, conference centres, hotels as well as additional easing of rules on children’s sports and indoor fitness.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw will speak at 3:30 p.m.

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