January 15th, 2021

Alberta COVID-19 update for Monday Nov. 23


By Herald on November 23, 2020.

A healthcare worker prepares materials for COVID-19 testing. Herald photo by Ian Martens @IMartensHerald

Lethbridge Herald

Alberta reported 1,549 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, with a provincial active cases count now at 13,166. There are 328 cases in hospital, 62 of those in ICU. Five new deaths are being reported for a total of 476 COVID-19 related fatalities.

The South Zone shows 69 new cases, with active cases now up to 664. Twenty-five cases are in hospital, with 5 of those in ICU. Lethbridge shows 17 new cases, 13 new in Taber and 11 new in Medicine Hat. Those three communities are all over 100 active cases, with 176,106 and 101 respectively.
Other new cases in the zone show as 10 in Lethbridge County, 4 in Brooks, 3 each in Cardston County, Warner County and MD of Pincher Creek, and 1 each in Cypress County and County of Newell .

One new death is being reported in the zone showing in Brooks. Alberta Health confirms a woman in her 70s is one of the additional deaths being reported today.

Deena Hinshaw, the Province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health says she is meeting with cabinet Monday afternoon to discuss new measures to help reduce the growing spread of COVID-19. Details on those measures are expected Tuesday.

 

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Peter E.

Dr. Hinshaw needs to stand by her convictions. Although she repeatedly proclaims that her role is merely to advise government it is starting to sound more like an excuse for inaction than a justification. As a professional, and a Doctor entrusted with Public Health issues, if her advice is falling on deaf ears she needs to resign. Jason Kenny’s response to this crisis is bordering on neglect and Dr. Hinshaw’s resignation would be too great a political weight for him to overcome. It is time for action. Too many people are dying.

Last edited 1 month ago by Peter E.


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