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Here is a summary thread of today’s #COVID19AB update.
7,096 Albertans have now recovered. 37 people are hospitalized with 6 in ICUs. There are 45 new cases out of about 6,500 new tests. We have 532 active cases with 236 in the Edmonton zone. There have been 0 new deaths. (1/8)
Our lab has identified 800 samples that were collected but delayed in getting tested due to a transportation issue. 6 positive tests have been contacted & tracing is underway. A small # who tested negative may need to be retested-the lab will contact individuals directly. (2/8)
We are listing a new outbreak at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton. It is confined to a single unit. So far 6 patients & 2 staff have tested positive. Outbreak protocols have been implemented & all staff or patients who may have been exposed are being tested. (3/8)
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@CMOH_Alberta Can you please comment on this Undercover Nurse Video tomorrow at your press #COVID19AB conference...

I have transmitted this video very publicly, so no plausible deniability here.

Sincerely #AlbertansStandTogether #Alberta #Canada #Cdnpoli #coronavirus
@CMOH_Alberta Then I was also wondering why we are'nt exploring the mystery of the use of a completely remarkable off-the-shelf Therapeutic like #Hydroxychloroquine, especially when the FDA has retracted the false narrative that its a killer drug! And POTUS took it!…
@CMOH_Alberta Yes @Crackedlens and @CMOH_Alberta

CC: @jkenney MUST SEE Thread here!

You have not been forthright with this information and its implications.
Why do we need to lockdown with a powerful therapeutic readily available?

@POTUS took it! He has good Drs!…
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I’ve been out of commission the last few days, and now that I’m healing and feeling better, I want to share what happened as a bit of a cautionary tale and an insight into being in an ER right now in #yeg in the midst of #COVID19AB.
Four weeks ago, I fell down the stairs with my dog in my arms.
I ended up with a very bad ankle sprain and bone bruise.
Before this was diagnosed, I thought it might be broken.
My family doctor recommended I go to the ER for the xray and possible cast, and ER volume was down.
The waiting room was quite empty at the Mis when I showed up, so I was encouraged, but I ended up waiting about 6 hours to be seen by a doctor.
I wore a mask and made sure to stay in my little zone the whole time.
Most staff wore masks, not all.
I left with a tensor and crutches.
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Here is a summary thread of today’s #COVID19AB update. 6,811 Albertans have recovered leaving 386 active cases. 53 people are hospitalized with 6 in ICUs. There are 30 new cases out of 7,746 tests. There have been no new deaths. We’ve now surpassed 325,000 tests. (1/9)
I want to highlight two First Nation success stories. Blood Tribe Chief and Council have worked diligently to mitigate #COVID19AB impacts – established a 35-bed clinical isolation facility and delivered 2,540 food and cleaning packages to members on + off-reserve. (2/9)
Whitefish Lake First Nation, through its Goodfish Lake Business Corporation, is producing reusable cotton masks for every Elder, employee and household on reserve & fire-resistant masks for energy companies. (3/9)
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I'll be updating the media on the @CityofEdmonton's ongoing response to #COVID19 shortly. I'll share a summary of my statement below👇.

You can also watch LIVE on the City's YouTube channel:
As you all know, @YourAlberta announced further details and a June 12 timeline for Stage two of its Relaunch Strategy. And as we heard from Adam today, the City will be reopening a few more amenities next week, which is encouraging.
I know that Edmontonians are keen to see our fantastic recreation facilities and pools open but as previously mentioned - we are still working through plans to do so safely, while also taking into account the City's financial limitations due to #COVID19.
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Here is a summary thread of today’s #COVID19AB update. Today’s numbers reflect the past 48hrs. 6,698 Albertans have recovered leaving 355 active cases. 44 people are hospitalized with 6 in ICUs. There are 64 new cases out of 11,025 tests. We’ve now surpassed 300,000 tests. (1/11)
We now have results for the asymptomatic testing we have been offering since May 12, we will provide these numbers weekly going forward. We have processed 14,853 tests and only 6 have been positive. (2/11)
We have confirmed 3 additional deaths, bringing the total number of lives lost to 149. I extend my condolences to the friends and families of these individuals as well as anyone grieving the loss of a loved one from any cause. (3/11)
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Here is a summary thread of today’s #COVID19AB update. 6,587 Albertans have recovered leaving 344 active cases. Currently, 48 people are hospitalized, with six people in ICUs. There are 19 new cases out of 4,997 new tests in the last 24 hours. (1/14)
Sadly, I must also report two new deaths. I wish to extend my condolences to friends and families of these individuals & to all Albertans who have lost a loved one in this time. (2/14)
I’d like to acknowledge National #AccessAbility week which calls us to recognize people of all abilities & work towards a more inclusive society. Thank you to those who have reached out to share their experiences & ideas for improving access during #COVID19AB. (3/14)
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From The AISH client:

“Oh my lord Hellberta I am writing this with tears running down my face. I am extremely grateful for the help of other Albertans especially at this time ive lost sleep trying to think of things I can to to raise enough to pay my rent and anything...
...think of I will end up having to tell my worker about it. For instance if I pawn something or sell something and I get money from this and I don’t inform my worker I could get in trouble. Last year we had a garage sale & my worker actually stopped in unaware it was my house...
...she didn’t say anything at the time but the next week sent me a letter that inquired about how much I made at my garage sale as it could “potentially” affect my cheque. Look at me I’m getting sidetracked back to the issue at hand...
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As we move into relaunch, we continue to learn more about this virus & how other parts of the world are responding to #COVID19AB. I have received questions about Sweden’s approach, where the government put minimal stay-at-home or physical distancing orders in place. (1/7)
There are a few differences between Sweden and Alberta. First off, more than 1/2 of all households in Sweden are single-person households. In Alberta, less than 1/4 of all households have only 1 person. In Sweden, distancing from others in daily life is much easier. (2/7)
Secondly, there are restrictions in Sweden such as capping gatherings at 50 people & closing high schools/post-secondary institutions. Social distancing restrictions have been enforced where needed e.g. closing some restaurants when distancing measures were not followed. (3/7)
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Here is a summary thread of today’s #COVID19AB update. 5,317 Albertans have recovered leaving 1,073 active cases in the province. 62 people are hospitalized with nine of those admitted to ICUs. In the last 24 hours, out of 4,505 new test results there were 58 new cases. (1/12)
Early results from asymptomatic testing in Calgary identified 50 cases who reported having no symptoms. At this time, we do not have information on how many of these are close contacts of confirmed cases & how many have no known exposure. (2/12)
It seems from this early information that the asymptomatic testing is helping us identify additional cases. As we do further evaluation on possible locations of exposure, I will share more information. (3/12)
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There are important issues this article in @CalgarySunRSS & the comments by @jasonluan88 miss:
(1) First we have to keep people alive to give them a chance for recovery. During #covid19 drugs are more toxic, and seeking and taking drugs is more dangerous.…
re @CalgarySunRSS & @jasonluan88:
(2) when people struggle with addiction, drug use happens, regardless of consequences. Creating more treatment spaces in a crisis will helps some but not all. People will seek treatment when they are ready and ready is different for each person
re @CalgarySunRSS & @jasonluan88:
(3) prescribing a safe alternative to toxic street drugs does not equate to "free drugs". It means prescription alternatives to toxic street supply within provincial drug plans. It is a public health approach to a health crisis. #safesupply
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Here is a summary thread of today’s #COVID19AB update. 4,866 people have recovered leaving 1,361 active cases. Currently, 73 people are hospitalized with 12 of those in ICUs. 3,173 people have been tested & there are 45 new cases since yesterday. (1/12)
I’m sad to report that the total number of COVID deaths has increased by one to 118 deaths in Alberta. I wish to extend my condolences to the friends & families of these individuals, as well as to all Albertans who have lost a loved one recently. (2/12)
As of today, there are 105 active cases in outbreaks at continuing care facilities across the province. 559 residents of continuing care facilities have recovered. (3/12)
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Here is a summary thread of today’s #COVID19AB public health update. Today we are reporting an additional 57 cases of #COVID19AB, bringing the total # of cases in Alberta to 5,893. Of these, 3,219 people have now recovered. (1/8)
Since my last update, we have confirmed 2 more deaths. This brings the total # of lives lost to 106. I extend my condolences to all who are affected by these deaths, as well as to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one from any cause. (2/8)
There are now 622 #COVID19AB outbreak cases in continuing care facilities across the province. These facilities remain a priority and we continue doing what we can to keep residents safe. (3/8)
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Since our first #COVID19AB case was discovered, we’ve learned a great deal. I’d like to share a few key findings. COVID-19 does not discriminate by age, the average patient is 41.5 years & we’ve seen cases in every age group. (1/5)
The most frequent symptoms are cough at 62%, sore throat at 33% and fever at 28%. 7.6% showed no symptoms, these were found at outbreak settings where the exposure risk is higher than in the general population. (2/5)
The 3 most common factors in cases of severe outcomes, are older age, obesity & immunodeficiency. Those over 65 years are almost 5 times more likely to need hospital care or to die than those under 65. This increases the older a person is. (3/5)
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Here is a summary thread of today’s #COVID19AB public health update. Over the last 24 hours we have confirmed 218 new cases, bringing Alberta’s total to 5,573. Of these, 2,359 have recovered. (1/8)
We have confirmed 3 deaths which brings the total number of lives lost to 92. All 3 were in continuing care facilities experiencing outbreaks. My thoughts are with those grieving the loss of a loved one today. We should not let these numbers become just another statistic. (2/8)
There are 598 cases in continuing care facilities, 921 cases at Cargill in High River & 390 cases at JBS in Brooks. AHS has identified an outbreak with 5 cases at the Amazon facility in Balzac. A rapid response team is supporting Alpha House in Calgary with 2 cases. (3/8)
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Here is a summary thread of today’s #COVID19AB public health update. In the last 24 hours, we confirmed 216 new cases of #COVID19AB for a total of 4,696 cases in Alberta. 87 people are in hospital with the virus with 20 in ICU. In total, 1,664 people have recovered. (1/8)
I’m sad to report 2 more deaths, bringing Alberta’s total deaths from #COVID19AB to 75. 458 cases are confirmed in continuing care facilities. That’s a major concern. Additional teams are being brought in to make more testing available in these sites. (2/8)
We’ve tested 1,000+ symptomatic homeless people to date. All were negative until we identified 4 cases of #COVID19AB in Calgary’s homeless population yesterday. We are now testing all contacts with or without symptoms at the affected homeless centres. (3/8)
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Here is a summary thread of today’s #COVID19AB public health update. We have confirmed 297 new cases over the last 24 hours, bringing Alberta’s total to 4,017. 1,397 have recovered. I must also report 5 additional deaths, bringing our total lives lost to 72. (1/8)
Of the new cases, 3 are in a First Nation community in Calgary Zone. The community and Indigenous Services Canada are working together to prevent further spread. AHS is also investigating 2 cases at Mountain View Poultry in Okotoks. (2/8)
I’ve heard your disappointment & anger about summer events. Modelling may have left the impression the virus will go away over summer. That is not the case. It will be with us for many months & spreads rapidly through social interactions, such as the bonspiel in Alberta. (3/8)
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Today, I’m pleased to announce significant investments to protect rural physician recruitment & retention:

▪️$81 million investment to rural health care, and
▪️Alberta’s incentive programs for rural doctors is the most generous in Canada.

More 👇… 1/8
Our government has already made key changes to support physicians and patients during #COVID19AB and going forward. We’ve enabled physicians to bill unlimited virtual visits, and we’ve cancelled all proposed changes to complex modifiers. 2/8
There has been some misinformation that the modifiers were only suspended. This is not true. I want to be clear, all changes to complex modifiers are cancelled. 3/8
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Premier Jason Kenney is taking questions on Facebook Live. He says if we continue to see relatively low hospitalizations and fatalities from COVID-19, we could begin a "safe, gradual reopening of the Alberta economy" by mid May. #covid19AB
Kenney says officials at AHS and Alberta laboratories began ordering additional supplies in December when there were rumours of a virus out of Wuhan. #COVID19AB
"That's what put Alberta in a position to lead the world in per capita testing," Kenney says. #COVID19AB
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Here is a summary thread of today’s #COVID19AB public health update. We have confirmed 319 new cases over the last 24 hours, bringing Alberta’s total to 3,720. Of these 1,357 have recovered. (1/9)
This includes 1 case in a worker from Sofina foods in Calgary Zone. To date, this is the only identified case at this plant, so it's not considered an outbreak. AHS is working with the plant to ensure prevention measures are in place and offering testing to all employees. (2/9)
The 2 deaths I mentioned yesterday related to the outbreak at JBS Foods, 1 employee and 1 household contact of an employee, have been confirmed as COVID-19 cases, bringing our total lives lost to 68. My condolences to everyone grieving the loss of a loved one right now. (3/9)
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Here is a summary thread of today’s #COVID19AB public health update. In the last 24 hours, we confirmed 187 new cases of COVID19 for a total of 3,095 in Alberta. 1,273 people have recovered. (1/8)
I’m sad to report 2 more deaths since yesterday, bringing Alberta’s total deaths from #COVID19 to 61. One of these deaths was a resident from High Prairie’s J.B. Wood continuing care centre. I offer my sympathies to the family & friends of both people. (2/8)
We are monitoring outbreaks at Cargill, with 401 cases confirmed, at JBS, with 77 cases and the Kearl work camp, with 20 cases. Kearl employees who were on site are being swabbed to help control the outbreak. Workers at Cargill and JBS are also offered similar testing. (3/8)
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Here is a summary thread of today’s #COVID19AB public health update. In the last 24 hours, we confirmed 105 new cases of COVID19, bringing the total number of cases to 2,908. Of those,1,230 people have recovered. (1/7)
We have now tested more than 100,000 people, completing 3,718 tests in the last 24 hours. We now test anyone with COVID symptoms as well as asymptomatic residents & staff in long-term care sites with outbreaks & in certain other outbreak sites to help control spread. (2/7)
Sadly, we’ve had 4 more deaths, now totalling 59. Two were at long-term care sites: 1 at Manoir du Lac and 1 at Carewest Sarcee in Calgary. A 3rd worked at the Cargill Plant in High River and the 4th was in the Edmonton Zone. My sympathies to all family & friends. (3/7)
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THREAD—Prem @jkenney—did you give away our good Edmonton Pri-MED masks, leaving Albertans faulty stock from non-traditional Chinese supplier Vanch?

It appears from my research you did—to create good PR for you (w/ FB ads), but endangering Albertans
Here's a glossy promotional video and screenshots of Premier Kenney, with boxes of the known, respected, *good quality* Edmonton-made Pri-MED masks behind him (& magnified) & a box in the video, along with a screenshot from an auction website


Here's another promo vid of Mr Kenney walking around w/ the good Pri-MED masks he donated—leaving Albertans stuck w/ what surgeon Mike Chatenay said were "new masks of substandard quality—which has him worried about other supplies Alta is procuring"


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April 18 update on the #COVID19 pandemic in Alberta. Aggressive public health measures continue to be implemented to stop the spread of #COVID19AB.
One Albertan has died since the last report, bringing the provincial total to 51 deaths. 165 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported, bringing the total number of cases in Alberta to 2,562. #COVID19AB
There are currently 57 people in hospital, of which 14 have been admitted to ICU. Of the 2,562 total cases, 450 are suspected of being community acquired. #COVID19AB
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