Kenney to present Albertans with COVID-19 projections during televised address Tuesday

Premier Jason Kenney will present some of the COVID-19 modelling projections put together by provincial health officials to Albertans on Tuesday evening during a special televised address.

Kenney announced his plans for the address during a news conference in Edmonton on Monday, where he and Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, provided an update on the province’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“I will be delivering a televised address to the province, updating Albertans on the progress of our fight against COVID-19 and our plan of action for the weeks and months to come,” he said. “Albertans want to know what are the real numbers.

“Beginning tomorrow night, we will be providing some of the modelling done by Alberta Health Services that shows us when we might hit the peak and how well prepared we are for that.”

Global News plans to livestream the address in this online article. This article will be updated once further details about the address are released.

Kenney had said Friday that he plans to release some of the pandemic modelling numbers this week.

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On Monday, the provincial government announced Alberta has seen 98 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The total number of confirmed cases in Alberta currently sits at 1,348. Twenty-four people have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic hit Alberta.

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