Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, will provide the latest update on COVID-19 in the province Friday afternoon.
You can watch Hinshaw’s remarks here, right after Premier Jason Kenney’s news conference, which begins at 3 p.m.
On Thursday, Hinshaw announced the pandemic that has already claimed one life in Alberta.
An Edmonton man in his 60s died Wednesday, less than a week after being admitted to a hospital intensive care unit.
Thursday saw the announcement of 27 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 146.
Cases have been identified in all zones:
- 101 in the Calgary zone.
- 29 in the Edmonton zone.
- 10 in the North zone.
- Three in the Central zone.
- Three in the South zone.
Five patients were in hospital as of Thursday, including two in intensive care. Three people have made full recoveries.