Alberta premier, health officials provide update on COVID-19 response | LIVE

Alberta premier, health officials provide update on COVID-19 response | LIVE

Premier Jason Kenney will be joined by chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw on Monday to update the COVID-19 situation in Alberta.

President and CEO of Alberta Health Services Dr. Verna Yiu will also be available at Monday’s update.

Over the weekend, the province announced 2,335 new cases of COVID-19, down from 3,166 the previous weekend. As of Sunday, 647 people were in hospitals with COVID-19, with 186 of them in intensive care.

Testing positivity rates remained in the high 9 per cent range.

With three deaths reported on Sunday, 2,143 Albertans have died of COVID-19 during the pandemic.

On Sunday, Tim Stephens, pastor of Calgary’s Fairview Baptist Church, was arrested for organizing church services that did not comply with public health orders.

And on Saturday, Kevin J. Johnston, far-right social media personality and Calgary mayoral candidate, was arrested for attending a public gathering that was illegal under public health orders.

For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7868431/alberta-covid-19-update-monday-may-17-2021/

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