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As cases surge in Edmonton, Calgary’s COVID-19 count keeps relatively stable; two more dead in Foothills outbreaks
New guidelines meant to curb a surge in COVID-19 are on their way to Alberta’s capital city, but Calgary is avoiding a similar steep uptick in cases.
In a press conference Wednesday, Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro said the province would introduce “increased voluntary measures” as recommendations for people living in and around Edmonton.
Braid: Delays in getting simple lab tests are here for a long time
Columnist Don Braid writes: Alberta Precision Labs is blunt on its website: “Patients should expect to wait up to five weeks to secure an appointment time.”
The pandemic backwash is hitting where it hurts in many parts of the system, from still-delayed surgeries, the Foothills outbreak that constrains service, and even this simple but crucial matter of getting a blood test.