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St. Paul area now has over 100 active cases of virus

St. Paul area now has over 100 active cases of virus

116 active cases of virus in St. Paul-Saddle Lake area
Twist of fate: Prairie provinces become COVID-19 hot spot in pandemic's second wave

Twist of fate: Prairie provinces become COVID-19 hot spot in pandemic's second wave

Since the fall, the spread of COVID-19 has increased everywhere, but daily case numbers on the Prairies have been matching areas with about double the population. 
Alberta tops 1,800 new daily COVID cases, chief doctor warns rural rates rising

Alberta tops 1,800 new daily COVID cases, chief doctor warns rural rates rising

There were 511 Albertans in hospital, 97 of them in intensive care. A total of 575 Albertans have died.
COVID-19 continues to spread in rural Alberta

COVID-19 continues to spread in rural Alberta

COVID-19 doesn’t care where you live or what your postal code is, Hinshaw said, and she reminded residents it just takes one case in a community to cause an outbreak.
"Beam me app:" Star Trek's Capt. Kirk urges Alberta adopt federal COVID tracer

"Beam me app:" Star Trek's Capt. Kirk urges Alberta adopt federal COVID tracer

Alberta’s app has tracked down just a handful of cases in six months.
‘Natural killer’ cells found to be a key determinant of severe COVID-19 in patients

‘Natural killer’ cells found to be a key determinant of severe COVID-19 in patients

Findings hoped to lead to new biomarker to identify patients at higher risk.
Summer vaccination expected to be available for most Albertans: Kenney

Summer vaccination expected to be available for most Albertans: Kenney

“By the summer, we plan to begin phase three, where (the) vaccine will offered to all Albertans. That means it will be months before vaccines will be available to the general population,” Kenney said.
More than one-third of children with COVID-19 show no symptoms: study

More than one-third of children with COVID-19 show no symptoms: study

U of A research also shows which symptoms are more likely to indicate infection.
Alberta projects COVID hospitalizations could soon soar to 775

Alberta projects COVID hospitalizations could soon soar to 775

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, said the projections are the "worst-case scenario" and don't take into account the recently announced new restrictions.
Holidays will look different this year: Hinshaw

Holidays will look different this year: Hinshaw

“I am encouraging Albertans to begin preparing for a much different holiday season."