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Hinshaw to meet with cabinet to discuss possible COVID-19 restrictions

Last Updated Nov 23, 2020 at 2:45 pm MST

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw providing daily COVID-19 update on June 3, 2020. (Photo taken from Citynews livestream)

Alberta reported 13 new cases and six recoveries of COVID-19 in the RMWB in the last 24 hours.

Inside the urban service area, there are 147 active cases, two deaths, and 460 recovered cases of the infection.

Outside the urban service area, there are 26 active cases and 71 resolved cases of COVID-19.

Suncor’s Base Plant and Firebag, Syncrude’s Mildred Lake, CNRL’s Horizon and Albian sites, and Imperial’s Kearl reported links to COVID-19 outbreaks.

Father Mercredi and Holy Trinity Catholic schools remain on the province’s list of COVID-19 outbreak locations.

To date, the COVID-19 active case rate in the RMWB per 100,000 Albertans is 208.5.

The case rate in Edmonton is 460.1, 280.4 in Calgary, 177.8 for Lethbridge, and Medicine Hat has 148.

Across the province, there are 1549 new cases and five additional deaths linked to COVID-19.

328 Albertans are in hospital with 62 in intensive care.

Dr Deena Hinshaw, chief medical health officer, reported a backlog in contact tracing.

As of Nov. 24, if 10 days passed since an Albertan takes a COVID-19 test, they will get a text from contact tracers and not a call.

Hinshaw said she will meet with cabinet ministers this afternoon to discuss possible COVID-19 restrictions.

When asked about her recommendations, Hinshaw said she will provide that information and cabinet will decide the next steps.

Across Alberta, there are 13,166 active cases, 476 deaths, and 34,779 recovered cases of COVID-19.

Hinshaw and Premier Kenney will provide a live update on Nov. 24, 2020, and inform Albertans on any additional measures.