Alberta Premier Jason Kenney mentioned he believes the province has reached and surpassed the height of the fifth wave of COVID-19.
“There are some hopeful indicators but in addition want for warning,” Kenney mentioned Thursday afternoon.
Nonetheless, the premier additionally famous that whereas the infections might have peaked, hospitalizations are anticipated to proceed to extend for the following a number of weeks. Kenney mentioned there’ll seemingly be 1,500 or extra COVID-19 sufferers in non-ICU beds when Alberta reaches its hospitalization peak later this month.
There have been 1,131 Albertans have been in hospital with COVID-19 Thursday. Of these, 108 have been being handled in intensive care.
Due to the immense strain on hospitals, Kenney mentioned by Monday, or maybe sooner, extra COVID-19 beds in Pandemic Response Items will open on the Kaye Edmonton Clinic and at Calgary’s South Well being Campus.
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