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Airdrie and area communities see drop in COVID-19 cases

Airdrie and area communities see drop in COVID-19 cases

Airdrie has seen a drop in cases as it is now reporting 156 active, which is down 18 from the day previous.
Second Alberta health care worker dies of COVID-19

Second Alberta health care worker dies of COVID-19

While the province's death toll keep growing, the government is attempting to vaccinate as many Albertans as possible. On Tuesday, Shandro defended the speed of the vaccinations and said 26,269 people had been vaccinated as of Monday. 
COVID-19 vaccines begin to be rolled out at Airdrie retirement homes

COVID-19 vaccines begin to be rolled out at Airdrie retirement homes

The year is off to a good start for residents of the Hamlets at Cedarwood Station retirement home in Airdrie.
Obstetric patients being directed outside the community due to outbreak at St. Paul hospital

Obstetric patients being directed outside the community due to outbreak at St. Paul hospital

Outbreak at Lac La Biche healthcare centre still active
Bethany Airdrie reports outbreak as Airdrie reaches 174 active cases

Bethany Airdrie reports outbreak as Airdrie reaches 174 active cases

Over the holiday break COVID-19 numbers rose around the province, including in Airdrie which currently has 174 active cases.
Alberta health care worker dies of COVID-19

Alberta health care worker dies of COVID-19

Minister of Health Tyler Shandro issued a statement on Monday following the passing of a health care worker in Alberta.
Ninety-six more Albertans die of COVID-19

Ninety-six more Albertans die of COVID-19

From Dec. 28 to Jan. 3, the provincial R-value was 0.99. The R-value refers to how many more people each person with COVID-19 infects.
'Sky is the limit:' Pilot project using drones to send medical supplies, COVID tests

'Sky is the limit:' Pilot project using drones to send medical supplies, COVID tests

MORLEY, Alta. — The windswept foothills of Alberta's Rocky Mountains are the setting for a pilot project using drones to deliver medical supplies and personal protective equipment to remote communities.
Alberta RCMP charge former health-care aide under Federal Quarantine Act

Alberta RCMP charge former health-care aide under Federal Quarantine Act

RED DEER, Alta. — RCMP in central Alberta have charged a woman who worked as a health-care aide for failing to isolate after returning from a trip to the United States. Red Deer RCMP say the woman has been charged under the Federal Quarantine Act.
Update: Long term care residents roll up their sleeves as Alberta begins distributing 16,900 doses of Moderna vaccine

Update: Long term care residents roll up their sleeves as Alberta begins distributing 16,900 doses of Moderna vaccine

Moderna vaccine doses have arrived in Alberta and will be offered to residents in continuing care facilities starting before the new year.