Alberta identifies 124 new COVID-19 cases, 237 in hospital

Remigio Civitarese
Июня 19, 2021

Kenney also says the move to Stage 3 means they will hold the draw for the "Open for Summer Vaccine Lottery" on Canada Day.

"The end of this bad time is just two weeks away".

"We'll keep an eye on that and other variants, I guarantee you, though, that promoters of fear will have lots of variants to come in the future", said Kenney.

"Vaccines are safe and effective, and as we can see from the numbers who have followed up with their second doses, Albertans know it".

Other provinces have announced plans to end restrictions in the coming weeks. On July 1, even those limits will be gone. No more limits for gyms, sports and fitness activities. "No more advisories against non-essential travel".

Paukert says he and his teammates will still be careful - everyone in the league is at least 55 years old and some players are in their 90's, making them higher risk for COVID-19.

The province adds the general indoor provincial mask mandate will be lifted, but masking may still be required in limited and specific settings.

Kenney thanked the health-care workers who worked to administer vaccinations and those who designed the rollout plan, as well as the 2.7 million Albertans who have received the vaccine.

The province reported 124 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths on Friday.

Tam said as of Friday there were 2,000 cases of the Delta variant across the country. The number of people in hospital is down 45 per cent in the same period and ICU admissions are down 53 per cent.

"On Canada Day, Alberta's public health measures will be lifted and our lives will get back to normal", Kenney announced at a press conference in Edmonton.

Health Minister Tyler Shandro says people who received their first dose in May are now eligible to book their second doses. People who have been vaccinated this month can book a second appointment as long as it's four weeks after the first.

The variant is more transmissible and is spreading quickly in the United Kingdom, where some reopening measures have been delayed. One had been fully vaccinated.

David Shepherd, the NDP's health critic, said all Albertans deserve the credit for being able to reopen.

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