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edmontonjournal edmontonjournal.com 09 Sep, 2021 18:45 am

Hinshaw, Shandro, Yiu set to provide COVID-19 update Thursday

Hinshaw, Shandro, Yiu set to provide COVID-19 update Thursday
Alberta’s Health Minister Tyler Shandro and chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw are scheduled to hold a press conference Thursday at 3:30 p.m.…

The appearance comes at a time when hospitals around the province are facing significant pressure and the health authority is cancelling surgeries to make room in ICUs to care for COVID-19 patients as cases and hospitalizations soar amid the province’s fourth wave of the pandemic.At the time there were 647 COVID-19 patients in hospital, including 147 in intensive care units, up from 602 hospitalizations and 137 ICU patients as of Tuesday’s update.On Wednesday, the province announced 1,166 new cases and 18 new deaths from COVID-19.The pair, along with president and CEO of Alberta Health Services Dr.

Alberta has the highest COVID-19 rate in the country.Verna Yiu, will “announce steps to help reduce pressure on hospitals and provide an update on COVID-19 and the ongoing work to protect public health,” according to a government news release.

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