LIVE at 3:30 p.m.: Dr. Hinshaw to update Alberta COVID-19 situation

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Alberta’s active COVID-19 case count increased Wednesday when 127 new cases were reported. There are 1,176 active cases in Alberta, with 13,210 confirmed in total in the province. As well, 235 Albertans have now died of the virus.

Also Thursday, Hinshaw presented to the province’s Select Special Public Health Act Review Committee and took questions from MLAs.

During the meeting, she said that other provinces show what would have happened if Alberta had failed to flatten the curve.

She said provincial modelling done in April that showed an ‘elevated’ scenario where as many as 6,600 Albertans would have died of COVID-19 is essentially what has happened in Ontario. The ‘extreme’ scenario that forecasted 16,000 to 32,000 deaths in Alberta is closer to what has played out in Quebec, Hinshaw said.

Hinshaw will address Albertans from Edmonton at 3:30 p.m.

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