Over 2000 new cases in 24 hours, stronger restrictions coming for Alberta

04 Mai, 2021, 19:03 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Over 2000 new cases in 24 hours, stronger restrictions coming for Alberta

"Apparently, they don't care about COVID and apparently, they don't care about the sacrifices that millions of Albertans are making every single day", Kenney blasted, also saying it's astounding so many people in the province still don't believe that COVID is real or some kind of big government conspiracy or hoax.

The premier didn't provide specifics of the plan during Monday's briefing, but confirmed that the cabinet committee that decides public health measures will meet to discuss the plan.

Alberta's number of total active cases hit 22,504 Sunday - a new record - and on Saturday the province recorded 2,433 new infections, its highest daily case count since the pandemic began.

He went on to implore Albertans to take the pandemic seriously.

He adds the actions of Albertans in the next few weeks will determine whether we get a summer of lighter restrictions and low spread thanks to vaccines or whether we are still stuck battling spread of the virus.

"There is a behavioural difference here", said Kenney.

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Medicine Hat now has had 959 total cases - the 231 active, 710 recovered and there have been 18 deaths.

There are 24 new cases in the city and five new recoveries in the city today. 458 schools are on alert, with 1,073 total cases.

The positivity rate is about 13 per cent.

There are 658 people in the hospital with 154 in ICU.

As of May 2, 1,640,303 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the province, and 301,398 Albertans are now fully immunized with two doses of the vaccine.

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