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COVID-19: New data from province as Hinshaw takes stand in case challenging health orders

COVID-19: New data from province as Hinshaw takes stand in case challenging health orders

Dr. Deena Hinshaw was occupied with court testimony so Wednesday's regular update expected to take place Thursday.
BA.2 variant now the predominant COVID strain in Alberta: Hinshaw

BA.2 variant now the predominant COVID strain in Alberta: Hinshaw

Approximately 60 per cent of all COVID-19 cases identified through PCR testing in the province are the Omicron variant BA.2, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Wednesday. However there is no evidence that it causes more severe outcomes, despite a higher transmission rate.
COVID-19: Cochrane MLA ‘pleased’ with end to REP; Town and school division to follow suit

COVID-19: Cochrane MLA ‘pleased’ with end to REP; Town and school division to follow suit

The Town of Cochrane will lift REP specific restrictions but maintain a masking policy in all indoor spaces which is in line with provincial changes
COVID-19: Springbank coach pens petition urging school board to allow tournaments

COVID-19: Springbank coach pens petition urging school board to allow tournaments

Basketball coach Brian Hunter has had more than 1,300 sign in support his call on Rocky View Schools to reverse limited play decision
Nose or throat? Experts say to use rapid test swabs as directed

Nose or throat? Experts say to use rapid test swabs as directed

Recent social media posts have fed into the notion that swabbing the throat with a COVID-19 rapid antigen test kit might yield more accurate results against the Omicron variant than only testing for virus in the nostrils.
New COVID-19 death reported in Cochrane as cases climb

New COVID-19 death reported in Cochrane as cases climb

The number of active COVID-19 cases increase by four in the past week and another death was recorded. The province's case data now, as of Nov. 30, shows Cochrane has 62 active cases and a total of eight deaths.
COVID-19 exposures in Cochrane schools

COVID-19 exposures in Cochrane schools

Fireside School's outbreak continues with new warning issued Nov. 29
Province closely monitoring new COVID Omicron variant

Province closely monitoring new COVID Omicron variant

The new COVID-19 variant was first detected in South Africa and has been declared a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization.
Local parents weigh in on vaccine approval for kids

Local parents weigh in on vaccine approval for kids

Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged five to 11 and the province could begin offering initial doses as early as this week.
Children aged 5-11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Children aged 5-11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Children now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine.