Alberta considers more COVID-19 restrictions

COVID-19: Alberta reports new one-day record with 1,336 new cases, nine new deaths

Record 1,336 new COVID-19 cases in Alberta, nine deaths

A government source confirmed to 660 NEWS that there are growing pressures on the Alberta government to introduce new health restrictions as people are concerned over ICU bed capacities and hospitalization rates.

As of Saturday afternoon, 33,543 people have recovered from COVID-19.

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.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, which reported three new cases today, Memorial University is postponing plans to bring some staff back to work next week and the small town of Deer Lake is asking residents to stay home and businesses to close.

Alberta continues to break new case records as Saturday's update sees 1,336 new daily cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are now 10,655 active cases in the province.

There are now 8,012 active infections in Manitoba, including 385 new cases, and 10 more people have died.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province's chief medical officer of health, urged Albertans to follow mandatory and voluntary health measures.

"That should not be a death sentence", Hinshaw said. 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.

There have been 70 general ICU beds set aside for COVID-19 patients and now 81 per cent of them are occupied.

"They are leading our province over a cliff". She is third Albertan under 30 to die due to COVID-19.

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