COVID-19: Alberta reports 950 new cases Sunday, 600 variants

By Justin Goulet	
		Estimated 950 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta reported Sunday

By Justin Goulet Estimated 950 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta reported Sunday

Sunday's 950 new COVID-19 cases followed two straight days of approximately 1,100 cases discovered in one day.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said in a tweet hospitalizations "remain stable" and another 8,000 jabs of COVID-19 vaccines were given the day previous, reaching 693,000 doses to date.

The government says in a news release that the curfew will be moved from 9:30 p.m.to 8 p.m.in the regional municipalities of Beauce-Sartigan, Bellechasse, Les Etchemins, Nouvelle-Beauce and Robert-Cliche.

Saskatchewan is reporting 321 additional COVID-19 cases, with 141 of them being identified through screening as variants of concern.

While few other details have been offered on the situation, Dr. Hinshaw said she will provide an update, along with the next live COVID-19 update, on Monday afternoon. No information on any new deaths was provided yesterday.

As the battle between vaccine and variant continues, the tide seems to be swelling in favour of variants of concern.

Manitoba is reporting 181 new COVID-19 cases over the past 48 hours.

Health officials say two cases are now under investigation in the Saint John region and involve a pair in their 40s.

Health officials say three of the cases are in the central health region, which includes Halifax, and are either travel-related or a close contact of a previously reported infection.

A provincewide shutdown that shutters personal services and suspends in-person dining at Ontario restaurants went into effect early this morning.

Nova Scotia now has 32 active cases of COVID-19.

Officials say 15 people are hospitalized due to COVID-19, seven of whom are in intensive care.

Both essential and non-essential retailers can stay open with capacity limits of 50 and 25 per cent, respectively, while schools will stay open during the 28-day shutdown.

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