Calgary police officer tests positive for COVID-19


BC has more than 1,400 cases and 55 deaths, and will also receive 250,000 N95 masks.

Fifty ventilators are set to be shipped to Ontario.

"I for one as an Albertan and as a Canadian could not in conscience watch us stockpile massive amounts of surplus equipment while we see many of our fellow Canadians in some provinces within days of running out of some of these supplies", Kenney told a media teleconference.

Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia are the Canadian provinces that have been most impacted by COVID-19.

There are 69 confirmed new cases of coronavirus in Alberta, and a Calgary resident has now died from the virus as well, Premier Jason Kenney said on Saturday.

Shandro says Alberta Health Services will invest up to $3 million in the project to fast-track it and ensure it meets all standards for infection and prevention control. An estimated 820 people could require hospitalization during the peak period, with more than a quarter requiring critical care.

"I'm feeling more confident with the inventory that we have".

A California nursing home was evacuated after its staff didn't show up
For the second day in a row decreases the number of serious coronasyge, who is hospitalized in the intensive care unit in France. The nursing center is home to a COVID-19 outbreak, with at least 34 known cases among residents and five among employees.

Alberta is now in the process of doubling its ventilator supply by the end of April to ensure the health care system has the capacity to support provincial response.

The Calgary Police service confirmed Saturday that one of their members has tested positive for COVID-19.

The province has strongly recommended Albertans stay home during the long weekend to prevent the spread of the virus. "We want all of our country to know that in both good times and bad, Alberta is there for Canada", Kenney said.

Four of the deaths reported on Friday were at the McKenzie Towne care facility in Calgary, bringing the total number of deaths at that facility to 17.

Up to now, masks had only been required when caring for patients with illness.

Hinshaw also announced new regulations requiring employees at all long-term care facilities to wear masks at all time while performing patient care.

"This new space will provide more options for treatment beyond the scope of our existing facilities as our teams continue to care for Albertans and battle this pandemic", says Dr. Yiu.