COVID-19: Alberta premier, health officials provide update amid Omicron concerns | LIVE

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Alberta premier Jason Kenney, Health Minister Jason Copping, and chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw will offer an update on the COVID-19 situation in the province on Monday.

This is Alberta’s first COVID-19 update since the Omicron coronavirus variant was identified in Canada over the weekend.

On Friday, Hinshaw took to Twitter to say that Alberta’s genetic sequencing program can detect mutations of the virus, including the new strain.

Monday’s update also comes one day ahead of the Alberta Health Services deadline for its mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy for all employees.

As of Friday afternoon, there were 5,017 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta. There were 455 people in hospital with the disease, with 90 of those patients being treated in intensive care.

So far, 3,235 people have died of COVID-19 in Alberta.

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