Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, said she is “cautiously optimistic that Albertans are taking health measures more seriously” after the province only saw 56 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.
Dr. Hinshaw shared that about one in seven Alberta residents have been tested at some point during the pandemic.
She indicated Albertans between the ages of 20 and 29 remain the “largest driver of growth,” but the rate of growth in this particular age group has “slowed a little.”
“Everyone is still at risk of contracting COVID-19,” Dr. Hinshaw said, adding that COVID-19 “is not behind us.”
For anyone in the province who is hoping for a vaccine as soon as possible, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health said we cannot know when or if an effective COVID-19 vaccine will be identified, so everyone must “embrace the changes that are part of living with COVID-19.”