There are now 328 people in the hospital, with 76 of them in intensive care, which Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw described as a sharp increase.
Alberta's top doctor says an outbreak of the COVID-19 variant first found in Brazil appears to be linked to a large employer with multiple sites across Western Canada.
Following news about the PTW Energy outbreak, Hinshaw added a separate, unrelated P.1 outbreak was reported at a workplace in the Calgary zone with 5 cases linked to the outbreak, including 1 confirmed case of the P1 variant.
"The outbreak started with a traveller returning to Alberta from out of province".
She says the spread has been confined to three work sites in the central and north zones in which employees travelled between locations.
Kevin Zahara says he wants to know how big a risk there is to the wider community, but he hasn't heard from Alberta Health Services.
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He has consistently refused to push for more drastic lockdowns used in other countries, calling such tactics "authoritarian". The province set records two days in a row last week, with 1,018 cases reported for Friday and 1,072 cases Saturday.