Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced Alberta’s daily COVID-19 cases are continuing to fall during her Thursday media conference, as just 56 new cases were reported.
“Today’s case numbers follow a week-long trend of fewer than 100 new cases per day,” said Hinshaw. “I am cautiously optimistic that Albertans are taking health measures more seriously.”
Even though numbers are falling, Hinshaw reminded Albertans to remain cautious and to continue following health and safety recommendations.
“We are not out of the woods yet,” she said. “The spread of the virus over the coming weeks will depend on the choices we make this weekend, and in the days and weeks ahead.”
Hinshaw also announced two new COVID-19 related deaths. One of them is tied to the current outbreak at the Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre in Edmonton.
With recent national discussions about a COVID-19 vaccine, Hinshaw said she is worried about giving a “false confidence” that the virus will soon be gone.