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Alberta to more than triple its ICU capacity

Alberta to more than triple its ICU capacity

AHS plans to increase ICU capacity by 1,081 beds for COVID-19 patients by the end of April, if necessary. There are currently 293 ICU beds in the province.
Alberta plan to use smartphones to enforce quarantines raises privacy questions

Alberta plan to use smartphones to enforce quarantines raises privacy questions

Border screenings and smartphone apps: A look at Alberta's relaunch strategy

Border screenings and smartphone apps: A look at Alberta's relaunch strategy

Seniors residences a bastion of connection and care

Seniors residences a bastion of connection and care

While COVID-19 creates a pervading concern over an outbreak in an especially vulnerable population, care and connection remain in abundant supply.
Updated: Alberta predicting 400 to 6,600 deaths from COVID-19 in months to come

Updated: Alberta predicting 400 to 6,600 deaths from COVID-19 in months to come

Alberta reported 25 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the total to 1,373. There were two more deaths, bringing that number to 26.
Government announces aggressive new visitor restrictions at all continuing care facilities

Government announces aggressive new visitor restrictions at all continuing care facilities

Visitors not allowed at all, unless a resident is dying
Premier Kenney predicts 25 per cent unemployment in Alberta due to COVID-19

Premier Kenney predicts 25 per cent unemployment in Alberta due to COVID-19

Alberta ordering more masks for the public

Alberta ordering more masks for the public

Kenney said countries that have been successful in keeping the transmission of COVID-19 down have had widespread use of facemasks.
Alberta's COVID-19 modelling numbers to be released Tuesday

Alberta's COVID-19 modelling numbers to be released Tuesday

Alberta seniors part of expanded COVID-19 testing

Alberta seniors part of expanded COVID-19 testing

Albertans who meet the new criteria and want to be tested are asked to take the online assessment first, which will then let the know if they should call 811 to arrange to get a swab.