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Wednesday

As cases surge in Edmonton, Calgary’s COVID-19 count keeps relatively stable; two more dead in Foothills outbreaks

Tyler Shandro, Alberta’s Minister of Health speaks in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Photo by Jim Wells/Postmedia

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.

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Wednesday

Braid: Delays in getting simple lab tests are here for a long time

Calgarians wait to enter the Sunridge lab services location for medical testing on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Photo by Gavin Young/Postmedia

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.

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Wednesday

143 new cases; ‘Increased voluntary measures’ coming to Edmonton: Shandro

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