Canadian provinces report record single-day highs of COVID-19 cases

Henrietta Brewer
November 22, 2020

Albertans who are symptomatic, who are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19, or who have been linked to a confirmed outbreak, can complete a self-assessment and book testing through the AHS website.

As case counts hit all-time highs, with Thursday seeing a record-breaking 1,105 cases, the province is considering stricter health measures.

There are 107 active infections in the territory, which just confirmed its first case a little more than two weeks ago.

Ottawa, Nov 22 (IANS) Amid the ongoing second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Canada, some of the country's province have reported record high single-day confirmed cases, according to health authorities.

A release from the Province of Alberta notes that Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw will speak via live stream at a press conference at 3:30 pm.

"Our current situation is grim", Hinshaw said. A total 471 people have died from the virus. In Alberta, nearly one-quarter of all adults over the age of 20 have a chronic condition.

"These conditions include things like high blood pressure and diabetes". That should not be a death sentence.

There are 320 people in hospital with COVID-19 and of those 56 are in the intensive care unit. Almost thirty-nine per cent of those who have passed away from COVID-19 had a respiratory disease, 23.6 per cent had cancer and 20.1 per cent had had a stroke, while 3.9 per cent had a liver disease and 3.1 per cent had an immuno-deficiency disease.

Health officials in Alberta will provide a live update on COVID-19 on Friday afternoon.

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