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Dr. Hinshaw to provide Alberta COVID-19 update Friday at 4:30 p.m. – Global News

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Editor’s note: The news conference with Dr. Deena Hinshaw has been rescheduled. This story has been updated to reflect the new time.

One day after a record-breaking number of deaths from COVID-19 were reported, Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to provide another update on the novel coronavirus for Albertans.

The chief medical officer of health is scheduled to speak at 4:30 p.m. Her news conference will be streamed live in this story post.

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Alberta reports record-breaking 30 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, 1,571 new cases

On Thursday, Hinshaw announced another 30 deaths due to COVID-19 were reported to Alberta Health.

While all the deaths didn’t occur over the 24-hour period, Hinshaw said it was the highest figure she has had the “sad task of reporting.”

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An additional 1,571 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Thursday, bringing Alberta’s total confirmed cases to 86,168 since the start of the pandemic.

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There were 763 people in hospital, with 138 of those in the ICU.

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Alberta’s COVID-19 infections are trending down — what it means and what we need to do

As of Thursday, more than 2.5 million COVID-19 tests had been completed in Alberta.

This post will be updated after Hinshaw’s news conference.

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COVID-19 vaccine delay doesn't take away from Ont.'s failures: Doctor – CTV News

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  1. COVID-19 vaccine delay doesn’t take away from Ont.’s failures: Doctor  CTV News
  2. Trudeau speaks to Pfizer CEO as delays to vaccine shipments get worse  CP24 Toronto’s Breaking News
  3. Allergic reactions to Moderna vaccine are rare, report says  Global News
  4. Dr. Bonnie Henry: B.C. is maximizing the benefit of the limited COVID-19 vaccine supply  Vancouver Sun
  5. We need a science-based plan for vaccine distribution | TheHill  The Hill
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WestJet halts Boeing 737 Max jet before takeoff after warning light in cockpit – CBC.ca

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WestJet temporarily grounded a Boeing 737 Max jet that was supposed to fly from Calgary to Toronto on Friday after a warning light came on in the cockpit prior to takeoff.

Flight 658 was boarded and preparing to take off when a warning light came on.

“After a normal engine start, a standard function of the health monitoring system indicated a potential fault that needed to be verified and reset,” WestJet spokesperson Lauren Stewart told CBC News.

“This process takes time and requires a subsequent engine run, which we do not perform with guests on board [so] in the interest of our guests’ time, we cancelled Flight 658 and its return 665 (Toronto/Calgary), and we rebooked them on the next available flight to ensure a timely arrival in Toronto.”

The airline says passengers were boarded onto a 787 jet and flew as planned within the hour. 

Jet in question cleared to fly again

The jet in question has already been cleared and is on track for its next flight on Sunday.

The Calgary-based airline’s fleet of 13 Max jets were grounded for almost two years after more than 300 people died in two high profile crashes of the jets, operated by Ethiopian Airlines and Indonesia’s Lion Air in 2018 and 2019.

WestJet grounded its fleet of Max jets like most airlines around the world did until earlier this month, when flight authorities cleared the jets for takeoff again.

The flight would have been the jet in question’s first flight since being approved for use again, and only the third Max flight at WestJet overall since reintroduction this week.

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COVID-19: Nine New Cases In Southern Health, Zero In Steinbach – Steinbachonline.com – SteinbachOnline.com

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  1. COVID-19: Nine New Cases In Southern Health, Zero In Steinbach – Steinbachonline.com  SteinbachOnline.com
  2. Two more COVID-19 deaths in Manitoba, 173 new cases reported on Friday  CTV News
  3. Coronavirus: Manitoba reports further vaccine supply disruptions, 2 additional deaths  Global News
  4. ‘No zero-risk situation,’ Manitoba official warns ahead of loosened visitor restrictions starting Saturday  CBC.ca
  5. Make sure COVID-19 isn’t on your guest list when visitor restrictions ease, epidemiologist warns  CBC.ca
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