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Five more COVID-19 deaths at Edmonton care home, 113 new cases in province

Five more COVID-19 deaths at Edmonton care home, 113 new cases in province

Alberta has 1,408 active COVID-19 cases. Of those, 91 are in hospital and 18 are in intensive care.
Alberta municipalities get $1-billion boost as pandemic thrashes finances

Alberta municipalities get $1-billion boost as pandemic thrashes finances

A fiscal update is expected in about a month, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said
Alberta reports 8 new COVID-19 deaths, 5 at Edmonton long-term care home

Alberta reports 8 new COVID-19 deaths, 5 at Edmonton long-term care home

304 new coronavirus cases in past three days
Edmonton makes masks mandatory on public transit, at city facilities

Edmonton makes masks mandatory on public transit, at city facilities

City council will meet again next Wednesday to consider a bylaw to require face coverings in all indoor spaces
Alberta's chief health officer says increase in COVID-19 cases a wake-up call

Alberta's chief health officer says increase in COVID-19 cases a wake-up call

"Two weeks ago, we had seven Albertans in the ICU, now we have triple that number," said Dr. Deena Hinshaw
Updated: Calgary could 'step into the fray' on Alberta school reopening plan, mayor says

Updated: Calgary could 'step into the fray' on Alberta school reopening plan, mayor says

Calgary city council voted Tuesday to pass a temporary bylaw requiring face coverings in indoor public premises and public vehicles, effective Aug. 1.  
Alberta records more than 100 daily COVID cases for second day in a row

Alberta records more than 100 daily COVID cases for second day in a row

Biggest problem is social gatherings at which people are not physically distancing
Alberta reports 120 new cases of COVID-19, chief doctor concerned

Alberta reports 120 new cases of COVID-19, chief doctor concerned

Anti-racism rallies led to few COVID infections in Alberta, total cases growing

Anti-racism rallies led to few COVID infections in Alberta, total cases growing

Dr. Hinshaw's concerned about the rise in new cases in recent weeks
Alberta giving out 20 million more masks, not making it mandatory to wear them

Alberta giving out 20 million more masks, not making it mandatory to wear them

Province reported 80 new cases on Sunday, 96 cases on Saturday and 54 on Friday