Cochrane adds 35 new COVID-19 cases since April 1st

07 Avril, 2021, 12:32 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Cochrane adds 35 new COVID-19 cases since April 1st

Rocky View County has jumped to 140 active cases an increase of 30 since Thursday, April 1.

Some are saying the province took concept of spring break a little too literally over the Easter long weekend, leaving COVID-concerned Albertans parched for information as the pandemic sprouted new variants.

There are now 328 people in the hospital, with 76 of them in intensive care, which Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw described as a sharp increase.

According to Dr. Hinshaw, the outbreak appears linked to a large employer with multiple sites across Western Canada.

She says the outbreak has been confined to 3 work sites in Central and North Zone, where employees travelled between sites.

Zahara credits PTW for being transparent and working on containing the spread.

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Dr. Hinshaw also noted that a separate, unrelated P.1 outbreak has been reported at a workplace in the Calgary area.

There are now 312 people in hospital due to the virus, 76 of whom are in the ICU.

Beginning Tuesday at 8 A.M., additional Albertans will be eligible to book a COVID-19 immunization as part of phase 2B through AHS online & Health Link 8-1-1.

Saturday, Hinshaw tweeted about a significant COVID-19 outbreak of the Brazilian variant, involving a traveler, but the province provided no other information over the weekend as Albertans carried on with their long weekend plans.

A list of eligible health conditions can be found on the AHS website.

So far, 734,000 doses of vaccine have been distributed in the province.

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