Alberta to send PPE to Ontario, Quebec and BC


Shandro also said Alberta would send personal protective equipment and ventilators to Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.

He also credited Alberta's early pandemic and planning for the surplus in supplies, as well as its buying power that he says comes from the provincial health system's central administration. "Going forward, testing all symptomatic Albertans will give us a more complete picture of trends over time".

"Our planning has been ongoing for a little while and we have been working hard to harness what we have", said Jitendra Prasad, chief program officer of contracting, procurement and supply management for AHS. Alberta-wide, there are now 44 people in hospital, including 14 admitted to intensive care units. We've had some offers from a province - Alberta.

"I think it's really a great honour that we are able to do this and I think it does demonstrate that Albertans will always stand with fellow Canadians coast to coast", Prasad said.

Based on that modeling, with current supply stockpiles and more shipments on the way, Alberta will retain enough of each of the PPE items to maintain an adequate supply of each.

The premier reiterated Albertans must continue to make choices that minimize social contact over the following weeks for the province to stay on track to outperform modelling projections. "So I hope that one of the lessons to be learned from this crisis is that we are all in this together", Kenney said.

The Alberta government said at least 237 COVID-19 cases in the province are suspected to be the result of spread within the community.

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However, "all study participants will continue to receive clinical care as directed for their condition", the NIH said. However, the drug can cause dermatological reactions, seizures, cardiac arrythmias, and hypoglycemia.

On Sunday, Alberta reported 82 new cases and four new deaths from COVID-19, bringing the province's totals to 1,651 and 44, respectively.

There are now 774 confirmed recovered cases of COVID-19 in the province.

Hinshaw noted Monday that the expanded testing could lead to a jump in case numbers.

In Monday's update, Hinshaw said the province will be expanding testing to now include any individual exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, including cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat or shortness of breath.

Workers in long-term care facilities and supportive-living sites will only be allowed to work at one location.

As well, workers will now be required to wear masks at all times when providing direct patient care, or working within two metres of any others in patient care areas.