For months, I have worked w/a team dedicated to supporting AB in responding to COVID-19. I am grateful for their commitment. My role is to provide the best advice possible to elected officials on protecting the public health of AB. I take my responsibility seriously. (2/10)
I care deeply about the health of AB. It remains my hope that AB understands & respects every conversation I have, put their health & a holistic consideration of all aspects of their health, 1st. I have always felt that my ideas are respectfully considered. (3/10)
All of us want the same thing: to protect the health of Albertans, to protect our health system, and to minimize the impact this pandemic is having on everyone’s lives. (4/10)
Turning to today’s numbers, over the last 24 hours, we have identified 1,077 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, and about 15,900 tests were completed yesterday. This means that our provincial positivity rate currently sits at about 7% per cent and we have 14K+ active cases. (5/10)
There are 383 people in hospital w/84 in ICU. Sadly, I must also report 10 new deaths reported to us over the past 24hrs. My condolences go out to the loved ones and friends who are mourning these lives lost. (6/10)
Turning to schools, there are currently active alerts or outbreaks in 359 schools, about 15 % of all schools in AB. Currently these schools have a combined total of 1,288 active cases. This includes 190 schools with outbreaks, including 84 currently on the watch list. (7/10)
I want to thank everyone who is making a special effort to comply with the new mandatory and expanded public health measures. I know it creates limitations that can be difficult for individuals and families, for workers and workplaces. (8/10)
It is difficult and can be lonely to have fewer options to socialize, shop or be entertained. I thank everyone who is making that sacrifice to bring down the threat for everyone. I remind everyone that public health measures only work if all of us follow them. (9/10)
Just as we all need to work together to be successful, the restrictions in place are only successful if they work together. Together, let’s bring the numbers down in time for restrictions to ease for the holidays. (10/10)

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28 Nov
Here is a summary of today’s #COVID19AB update. We have identified 1,731 new cases & there are now 14,931 active cases across Alberta. I’m sad to report an additional five deaths. My condolences to the families and friends mourning a lost loved one today. (1/5)
There are currently 415 people in hospital, with 88 people in ICU. Yesterday, 21,657 tests were completed -- bringing the total number of tests to 2,211,110 since the pandemic began. (2/5)
This is the first weekend with the new enhanced measures restricting social gatherings and businesses in effect. It’ll take 10-14 days to really start seeing the impact of these new measures. We must all do our part to reduce the spread. (3/5)
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27 Nov
Here is a summary of today’s #COVID19AB update. Over the last 24 hrs, we have identified 1,227 new cases of COVID-19 in AB, and completed about 16,284 new tests. This means that our prov positivity rate currently sits at about 7.6 per cent. We now have 14,217 active cases. (1/9)
There are 405 people in hospital, w/86 in ICU. Sadly, 9 deaths were reported to us in the past 24hrs. I think often about the tragic impact that this virus has had on many Albertans. This is a hard time for all of us & we need to continue to support one another. (2/9)
There are active alerts/outbreaks in 356 schools - about 15% of all schools, w/ a total of 1,326 active cases. This incl 193 schools w/ outbreaks, w/89 on watch. Starting Mon, Grade 7-12 students will shift to at-home, returning to in-person classes Jan. 11. (3/9)
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25 Nov
Here is a summary of today’s #COVID19AB update. In the last 24 hours, we identified 1,265 new cases & completed about 15,600 tests. Our prov positivity rate sits at about 8.1%. There are 355 people in hospital w/71 in ICU. (1/9)
Sadly, we have now reached 500 deaths from COVID-19 in Alberta. This is a tragic milestone. My sympathies go out to the loved ones and friends who are mourning these lives lost during what is a very difficult time to grieve. (2/9)
The daily rise in COVID-19 cases, as well as the growing number & extent of outbreaks in acute care facilities, continues to be concerning. We must do all we can to protect patients in our care. AHS has been & continues to take steps to increase capacity in the system. (3/9)
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25 Nov
Here is a summary of today’s #COVID19AB numbers. In the last 24hrs we identified 1,115 new cases & completed about 13,500 tests. Our prov. positivity rate sits at over 8%. There are 348 people in hospital w/66 in ICU. (1/6)
There are active alerts or outbreaks in 318 schools. These schools have 1,135 active cases. 181 schools have outbreaks w/65 on the watch list. (2/6)
Sadly, I must report 16 new deaths from COVID-19. In the last 2 weeks alone, we have lost 103 people to COVID – 62 were in continuing care, 12 were linked to acute care outbreaks & 29 were in the community. (3/6)
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23 Nov
Here is a summary of today’s #COVID19AB update. With significant cases over the past several weeks, despite AHS’ efforts to recruit & train contact tracers & make calls only to contact in high-priority settings, the team has been unable to keep up with demand. (1/8)
Effective Tuesday, if 10 days have passed since an Albertan received their + test result, AHS will not call these individuals to conduct case investigation & contact tracing. Instead they will receive a text w/guidance on if & when their isolation period has ended. (2/8)
We IDd 1,549 new cases yesterday & completed approx 19,500 tests - about 8% positivity rate. 328 ppl are in hospital incl 62 in ICU. There are currently active alerts or outbreaks in 304 schools. In-school transmission has occurred 182 times, 99 had only 1 new case result. (3/8)
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21 Nov
Here is a summary of today’s #COVID19AB update. We have identified 1,336 new cases with 11,274 active cases across AB. There are currently 320 ppl in hospital with 56 ppl in ICU. (1/4)
On Nov. 20, 19,239 tests were completed bringing the total # of tests to 2,088,614. 1,403,302 people have been tested. (2/4)
Sadly, we have also learned of 9 new deaths, bringing the provincial total to 471. My thoughts go out to the families of these individuals and anyone mourning a loved one today. (3/4)
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