May 26th, 2020

Alberta continues progress on COVID cases as decision looms on Calgary, Brooks


By The Canadian Press on May 21, 2020.

EDMONTON – Alberta’s chief medical officer says active cases of COVID-19 are continuing to hold steady or decline.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw says Alberta has 926 active infections, with 59 people in hospital.

Six are in intensive care.

Hinshaw says four more people have died, bringing that total to 132.

Premier Jason Kenney and Hinshaw are to announce Friday whether restaurants, barber shops and hair salons will be allowed to open on Monday in Calgary and Brooks.

Those types of businesses are already allowed to open in the rest of the province, but high case counts in Calgary and Brooks have prompted Hinshaw to advise going slower there.

She says the declining case numbers bode well for reopening businesses in those cities.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 21, 2020.

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