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COVID's sixth wave levelling off: Copping

COVID's sixth wave levelling off: Copping

Wastewater levels show latest wave of COVID levelling off, says Alberta's Health Minister.
COVID-19: New data from province as Hinshaw takes stand in case challenging health orders

COVID-19: New data from province as Hinshaw takes stand in case challenging health orders

Dr. Deena Hinshaw was occupied with court testimony so Wednesday's regular update expected to take place Thursday.
BA.2 variant now the predominant COVID strain in Alberta: Hinshaw

BA.2 variant now the predominant COVID strain in Alberta: Hinshaw

Approximately 60 per cent of all COVID-19 cases identified through PCR testing in the province are the Omicron variant BA.2, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Wednesday. However there is no evidence that it causes more severe outcomes, despite a higher transmission rate.
Nose or throat? Experts say to use rapid test swabs as directed

Nose or throat? Experts say to use rapid test swabs as directed

Recent social media posts have fed into the notion that swabbing the throat with a COVID-19 rapid antigen test kit might yield more accurate results against the Omicron variant than only testing for virus in the nostrils.
Airdrie reports 586 active COVID-19 cases, two additional deaths

Airdrie reports 586 active COVID-19 cases, two additional deaths

The 586 cases, as reported on Airdrie.ca, are an increase of more than 500 infections on Dec. 13, 2021, when 69 active infections were reported. In previous waves of the pandemic, Airdrie never experienced more than 400 active cases. 
Airdrie reports 69 active COVID-19 cases as Province announces 20 new Omicron cases, eased restrictions

Airdrie reports 69 active COVID-19 cases as Province announces 20 new Omicron cases, eased restrictions

In a provincial briefing Dec. 15, Premier Jason Kenney announced that starting Dec. 17, Albertans can visit any of 740 select Alberta Health Services locations to receive free COVID-19 rapid testing kits, which include five tests each.
Province closely monitoring new COVID Omicron variant

Province closely monitoring new COVID Omicron variant

The new COVID-19 variant was first detected in South Africa and has been declared a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization.
Children aged 5-11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Children aged 5-11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Children now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine.
Janssen COVID-19 vaccine now available in Alberta

Janssen COVID-19 vaccine now available in Alberta

Another option for COVID-19 vaccine now available in Alberta.
Airdrie at 87 active COVID-19 cases, breakout reported at St. Veronica School

Airdrie at 87 active COVID-19 cases, breakout reported at St. Veronica School

Airdrie's COVID-19 case count continues to fall, according to numbers updated daily on Airdrie.ca The city was reporting 87 active cases of the virus as of Nov. 15 – a drop from 282 active cases on Oct. 20 and 307 on Sept. 30.
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