Alberta union leaders call for more COVID-19 measures, including lockdown

By Troy Gillard	
		18 unions join call		Alberta union leaders call for more COVID-19 measures including lockdown

By Troy Gillard 18 unions join call Alberta union leaders call for more COVID-19 measures including lockdown

The province also announced eight more deaths, including six people linked to outbreaks at hospitals and care homes.

Currently, Canada accounts for a total of 324,375 Covid-19 cases and 11,397 deaths, reports Xinhua news agency.

Alberta is reporting a new single-day record 1,336 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as well as nine additional deaths linked to the novel coronavirus.

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe called the record 439 new cases in his province on Saturday "very concerning", adding the seven-day average for new daily cases is the highest it's ever been at 203.

The territory saw 25 new cases on Saturday, including 22 in hard-hit Arviat and three in Whale Cove.

There are 107 active infections in the territory, which just confirmed its first case a little more than two weeks ago.

The province's data site will be updated again on Sunday, and Dr. Deena Hinshaw will return for an in-person update on Monday.

This is the 16th straight day in which Ontario has reported case counts in the quadruple digits.

On November 21, four different provinces reported single-day highs for new positive tests, as the country overall confirmed almost 5,000 new cases in just 24 hours.

The provincial contact-tracing system has been overwhelmed and estimates it doesn't know the origin of about 80 per cent of all cases.

A woman walks by festive decorations in Montreal, Nov. 21, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world.

"The average age of people experiencing hospitalization is dropping", said Hinshaw.

There are 325,711 confirmed cases in Canada.

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