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Four more St. Albertans have died from COVID as case numbers drop

Four more St. Albertans have died from COVID as case numbers drop

The province reported a decrease in COVID-19 cases in St. Albert and Morinville, while COVID cases in Sturgeon County increased.
St. Albert sees two more COVID deaths, increased case rate

St. Albert sees two more COVID deaths, increased case rate

There have been 8,559 total cases of COVID in St. Albert, to date.
St. Albert sees drop in COVID cases; province changes Paxlovid criteria

St. Albert sees drop in COVID cases; province changes Paxlovid criteria

Health Minister Jason Copping said today the province is seeing signs COVID transmission is declining, but hospitals remain under stress.
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.
One more St. Albert resident has died from COVID: province

One more St. Albert resident has died from COVID: province

Province-wide COVID cases have dropped, while hospitalizations have increased
St. Albert COVID-19 cases see drop of 84 since Tuesday

St. Albert COVID-19 cases see drop of 84 since Tuesday

"We continue to see good news, but we continue to have reason for caution," said Premier Jason Kenney during Thursday's COVID-19 update.
Significant drop in active St. Albert COVID cases since last week

Significant drop in active St. Albert COVID cases since last week

St. Albert COVID-19 cases have fallen by 379 since last week. Provincial data shows 679 active COVID cases in the city, current from Jan. 24. One more St. Albertan has died from the virus.
'Good news but also a word of caution,' says Kenney as COVID cases continue to drop

'Good news but also a word of caution,' says Kenney as COVID cases continue to drop

The province may have hit and surpassed peak infection, according to Kenney, but hospitalizations have continued to climb.
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.