Here is a summary of today’s #COVID19AB update: In the last 24 hours, we ID’d 238 new cases of COVID-19 and completed about 5.4K tests. Our positivity rate was about 4.5%. (1/10)
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There are 434 people being treated for COVID-19 in hospital, including 81 in the ICU. Sadly, I must announce that 6 new deaths have been reported to Alberta Health in the last 24 hours. I extend my deepest sympathies to anyone who is grieving a loss from any cause. (2/10)
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We have now confirmed 1 case of Omicron variant in AB, in a returning traveller from Nigeria & the Netherlands. The individual tested positive while asymptomatic & has not left quarantine since arrival. We have notified the individual & their household. (3/10)
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This individual & their household have not done anything wrong. We have at times seen stigma & criticism directed towards individuals. I encourage all Albertans to show empathy to this household & any others who may be impacted by Omicron variant. (4/10)
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While it is important that we all continue to be vigilant, I do not want Albertans to be alarmed. We anticipated the arrival of this variant in the province, and have the necessary tools in place to monitor this case and any potential spread. (5/10)
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This is the only confirmed case of Omicron in the province. Anyone who has arrived in Canada from the affected region in the last 14 days must immediately have a COVID test & quarantine at home for 14 days from arrival. (6/10)
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Going forward, any Canadian citizens & permanent residents who return after the travel ban must get a molecular test in their connecting country, an arrival test upon landing & stay at a designated quarantine hotel while awaiting results. (7/10)
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I want to remind Albertans of steps they can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Having a complete vaccine series is the best defence we have against COVID. If you haven’t already, please take steps to get immunized. Visit alberta.ca/vaccine for information. (8/10)
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Vaccines are available to Albertans ages 5+. Registration for tonight’s telephone town hall regarding COVID vaccines & children is now closed, but the audio will be available afterwards at alberta.ca/Townhall for Albertans who were unable to attend. (9/10)
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Whether you are vaccinated or not, please follow all public health measures. Maintain good hand hygiene, wear a mask in all indoor public places, keep gatherings small & outdoors if possible, avoid crowded indoor places & maintain physical distance. (10/10)

Nov 30, 2021 · 10:46 PM UTC

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Replying to @CMOH_Alberta
This is the most important tweet in this thread. If we all do this it will insure we can have a good Christmas and not be in a lockdown this year. It’s not that hard people
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Replying to @CMOH_Alberta
When are you expanding booster eligibility? A lot of us are ready and willing but have to wait for access. Those that have gotten the jab have it, kids under 12 get a different shot, those that want their boosters are waiting. Get on it.
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Replying to @CMOH_Alberta
“…doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” 😵‍💫
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Replying to @CMOH_Alberta
Wait sooooo if everyone must be vaxxed to fly or travel..... Are u going to admit that it's the vaxxed people spreading it yet????
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