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Hinshaw to provide update on COVID-19 situation in Alberta Thursday

The province’s chief medical officer of health will address Albertans Thursday afternoon and provide an update on COVID-19 cases, outbreaks and public health measures.

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Her address will be streamed live in this article post.

Read more: Alberta sees 143 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths connected to outbreaks

On Wednesday, the province confirmed 143 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases to 1,520.

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There were 59 people in hospital, 13 of whom were in intensive care units.

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Of the active cases, 821 were in the Edmonton zone and 481 in the Calgary zone.

The province said 12,317 COVID-19 tests were completed by Alberta labs between Tuesday and Wednesday.

The province reported two deaths Wednesday. A woman in her 80s linked to the outbreak at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary died. The second fatality was a woman in her 70s from the North zone. Her death is linked to the outbreak at Heimstaed Seniors Lodge in La Crête.

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