Many Albertans celebrated holidays in safe and responsible manners, and thanks to them new COVID-19 cases have been declining over the holidays.
According to the COVID-19 information updated by the provincial government, from December 23 to December 27, new cases are dropping almost steadily on a daily basis, reaching only 459 cases on Boxing Day, December 26.
The same variant COVID-19 found in has already been identified in Alberta, but so far there’s no evidence it’s spread.
On December 29’s update, new cases were still under a thousand, but on December 30’s update, it climbed back up. This means we should not jump to the conclusion that COVID-19 cases are tapering off and the pandemic will be soon over. That’s far from the truth.
“… we cannot become complacent, as our healthcare system is still under significant pressure. We must continue to follow public health orders to avoid a spike in mid-January and spread in 2021”.Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health
Stronger mandatory provincewide public health measures & restrictions are still in effect provincewide at least until January 12, 2021.
You must isolate for 10 days if you have a core symptom, or quarantine for 14 days if you’re a close contact of a confirmed case or travelled outside Canada. More information: https://www.alberta.ca/isolation.aspx
Multilingual Info on New COVID-19 Restrictions is also available.
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Word of the DayTaper off: to stop gradually