Alberta Health confirms COVID-19 case at Lethbridge Correctional Centre

Alberta Health Services confirmed Thursday that an inmate at the Lethbridge Correctional Centre has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. It said the positive case was admitted on May 30 and was tested for COVID-19 upon arrival. “The individual was moved into medical isolation upon a positive COVID-19 test result,” AHS said in a statement provided to Global News. [ […]

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Hospitalization rates remain low Friday but Alberta sees 2 more COVID-19 deaths

Alberta confirmed 32 new COVID-19 cases Friday, Alberta Health said, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 865. Two more Albertans died from the virus. Health officials said the two individuals who passed away were a woman in her 90s from Kensington Village Shepherd’s Care Campus, a continuing care home in Edmonton, and a woman in […]

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AHS orders Calgary Mucho Burrito to close after employee worked with COVID-19 symptoms

Alberta Health Services has ordered a Calgary Mucho Burrito to close because a staff member was working while showing COVID-19 symptoms, according to a health enforcement order dated May 15. After AHS inspected the restaurant located at 130 – 9825 Fairmount Drive S.E., it said the business had contravened orders from the province’s chief medical health officer, which could be […]

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AHS starts to work through backlog of surgeries after pause due to COVID-19

More than 160 surgeries will be performed in the province on Monday, as Alberta Health Services resumes some scheduled procedures. Non-urgent scheduled and elective surgeries had been put on pause in March as the healthcare system braced for COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU admissions. Restarting some elective procedures this week is part of the province’s relaunch plan. AHS spokesperson Kerry Williamson […]

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AHS starting up elective surgeries again welcome news for Edmonton woman on waitlist

An Edmonton woman who is in the queue for an orthopaedic surgery is relieved that Alberta Health Services (AHS) will soon be resuming some elective procedures. The province’s relaunch plan will see AHS start up some elective procedures on May 4 as restrictions in the province ease during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I know it’s not been easy for them to […]

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Coronavirus: AHS sends staff to Calgary’s Millrise Seniors Village to deal with personnel shortage

Alberta Health Services is sending help to Millrise Seniors Village in Calgary to support the facility during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement released on Monday. “Due to challenges in staffing levels at the facility over the past few days, AHS is directly involved in supporting residents and staff of Millrise Seniors Village to manage the COVID-19 outbreak on […]

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Edmonton hospital staff fighting COVID-19 with ‘renewed commitment and renewed energy’: doctor

As a critical care physician at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton , Dr. Peter Brindley is used to being busy, but working in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic has taken that to a new level. “There are plenty of challenges,” he told Global News in an interview on Tuesday. “We were already extremely busy. “We run at […]

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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 […]

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