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Red Deer breaks records for COVID-19 case numbers

Red Deer has set a record for COVID-19 case numbers. On Jan. 31, there were 187 active cases of COVID-19 in the City of Red Deer. As of Thursday, the city has 562 active cases which is a 200 per cent increase since the end of last month.

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LIVE at 3:30 | Dr. Hinshaw to give COVID-19 update at 3:30 p.m.

Premier Jason Kenney said Wednesday morning Dr. Deena Hinshaw would reveal details of Alberta's AstraZeneca rollout in the afternoon, but a government spokesperson clarified to CTV News that announcement would come later in the week.

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw provided an update on COVID-19 and the ongoing work to protect public health from Edmonton on June 25, 2020. (Government of Alberta)

PM 'optimistic' Canada's vaccination timeline could speed up

While U.S. President Joe Biden pledges that there will be enough COVID-19 vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of May, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's not ready yet to say Canada’s immunization timeline will speed up, but he's 'very optimistic' it will.

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PM 'optimistic' Canada's vaccination timeline could speed up

While U.S. President Joe Biden pledges that there will be enough COVID-19 vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of May, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's not ready yet to say Canada’s immunization timeline will speed up, but he's 'very optimistic' it will.