Alberta ICUs reaching record numbers despite decline in COVID-19 cases

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There are signs that Alberta’s third COVID-19 wave are starting to ease, as what were surging daily COVID-19 case counts in the province are now starting to decline.

But despite dropping infections, there are now more patients in intensive care units than ever before.

There are currently about 186 Albertans with COVID-19 in intensive care, and as of May 14, the province’s ICUs were about 93 per cent full.

As Heather Yourex-West reports, the province has contingency plans in place through the use of field hospitals to cope with a growing number of patients.

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