Dr. Deena Hinshaw to update Albertans about COVID-19

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province’s chief medical officer of health, will update Alberta’s response to COVID-19 at a news conference scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

You can watch the news conference here live.

So far, 380,000 doses of vaccine have been administered in Alberta.

This week, Albertans born in 1956 or earlier are eligible to book an appointment for a vaccine under Phase 2A of the rollout, along with First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit people born before or during 1971.

The province reported 4,776 active cases of the disease on Tuesday, with 509 of those linked to variant cases of COVID-19. Almost all variant cases are the strain first identified in the U.K.

To date, there have been 1,047 cases identified involving variants of concern. Of those, 524 people have recovered and 14 have died. 

On Tuesday, the province reported 355 new cases of COVID-19, of which 62 are related to variant strains. 

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