Alberta grapples with COVID-19 crisis, political unrest

Global News published this video item, entitled “Alberta grapples with COVID-19 crisis, political unrest” – below is their description.

Hospitals in Alberta are reporting record high numbers of COVID-19 patients in intensive care and there are fears the worst is yet to come.

But as Heather Yourex-West reports, political unrest is stealing away Premier Jason Kenney’s attention from the public health crisis.

As of May 14 at 11 a.m. MT, Alberta reported a total of 215,193 confirmed COVID-19 cases and a death toll of 2,132.

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