Coronavirus: “Historic milestone” reached as more than 1M Albertans tested at least once | FULL

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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw and Health Minister Tyler Shandro announced Monday that the province had reached an “historic milestone” in testing with more than one million Albertans tested at least once. Shandro said Alberta has completed more tests per capita than either Ontario, B.C. or Quebec. Hinshaw, who was providing the update from her home after developing a sore throat, said she tested negative for COVID-19. She added that no one should risk exposing others if you are sick. Hinshaw reported that the province saw an increase of 60 new cases on Friday, 184 new cases on Saturday and 162 new cases on Sunday. She reported that 63 people are in hospital while 15 are in intensive care units. There are 1,549 active cases in the province, an increase of 52 since Friday. MORE: For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: #COVID-19 #GlobalNews #Coronavirus

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