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

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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 will provide an update on the province’s COVID-19 situation on Tuesday afternoon.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw will give her update at 3:30 p.m., which will be live-streamed in this post.

The majority of Alberta students returned to the classroom on Tuesday, following a weeks-long shift to online learning amid rising COVID-19 infections and operational challenges, including schools struggling to secure enough substitute teachers to cover absences.

Students in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will continue to learn online for an additional week.

As of Monday, Alberta had 13,608 active cases of COVID-19, with 452 new infections having been reported in the previous 24 hours.

A total of 569 people were being treated for COVID-19 in the province’s hospitals, with 161 in ICUs.

More than 2.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered as of Monday, with 353,292 Albertans being fully vaccinated with two doses.

So far, about 7.9 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated and 48.7 per cent of Albertans have received one dose of vaccine.

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