Coronavirus: Alberta health officials provide update on COVID-19 pandemic | LIVE

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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw and other provincial health officials will provide an update on the government’s latest response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, there were 2,738 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Alberta. Of those, more than half — 1,497 cases — were in the Edmonton zone. There were 101 people in hospital, with 16 of those people in ICU. There have been 21,443 Albertans who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 18,417 people have recovered. Alberta recorded another death on Thursday. A man in his 80s from the Edmonton zone died. He was connected to the outbreak at Millwoods Shepherd’s Care Centre in Edmonton, Alberta Health said. MORE: https://globalnews.ca/news/7401710/alberta-health-coronavirus-covid-19-october-16/ Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #COVID-19 #GlobalNews #Coronavirus

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