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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Paging family doctors to Fort Macleod, Alta. The town is offering a $10,000 incentive for each physician that signs a five-year term with Alberta Health Services and commits to practising in the southern Alberta municipality. “We saw this as an opportunity to set us apart from other communities, to kind of increase the attractiveness of […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says there are two probable cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin in children in the province. Dr. Deena Hinshaw says both children are under 16. She says one of the patients was treated, discharged from hospital and is doing well. Hinshaw says the other patient remains in […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Health Minister Jason Copping and Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw will provide an update on COVID-19 at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The update comes after the province expanded access to fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccines last week. Those who are ages 70 and older as well as First Nations, Métis and […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

With every passing second, Julie Broad was getting more worried. She lives with multiple sclerosis and lost her balance in a friend’s backyard Friday night. “I couldn’t get up. I couldn’t move. I knew something popped or (was) broken,” Broad said. Her friend tried to help her up but, he, too has limited mobility. He […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Alberta is expanding eligibility requirements for a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning Tuesday, those who are ages 70 and older as well as First Nations, Métis and Inuit people 65 and older can get the second booster shot. The province says all seniors in congregate care, regardless of age, can also receive the dose. […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Government of Alberta officials are expected to provide an in-person COVID-19 update on Thursday, but the province still released the COVID-19 data for the past week as scheduled Wednesday afternoon. There were 990 people in hospital with COVID-19 as of Wednesday afternoon, with 44 of those people receiving care in the ICU. Read more: Albertans […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Four more deaths have been linked to COVID-19 in Alberta, the province’s chief medical officer of health tweeted on Friday afternoon. “My sympathy goes out to all who have lost a loved one,” Dr. Deena Hinshaw tweeted. The total number of COVID-19 fatalities since the virus arrived in the province a little over two years […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Alberta rose to 3,830 on Friday, up eight from the day before. Alberta Health posted the province’s latest pandemic-related numbers to its website Friday afternoon. The number of patients with COVID-19 in Alberta hospitals increased ever so slightly on Friday, up by three from a day […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

The number of patients in Alberta hospitals with COVID-19 declined slightly on Thursday, along with the number of people with the disease in intensive care units. On its website, Alberta Health reported Thursday afternoon that there were 1,491 people in hospital that have COVID-19, down from 1,500 a day earlier. The total number of patients […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

The total number of COVID-19 fatalities in Alberta since the pandemic began has risen by 35 deaths, the province announced Monday. Alberta Health’s website said 3,776 deaths have now been linked to the novel coronavirus since the pandemic began, up from 3,741 on Friday. However, the total number of hospital patients with COVID-19 in Alberta […]

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