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Dr. Hinshaw urges protest participants to get tested for COVID-19

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health is encouraging anyone who took part in any of the protests that occured in the past week to get tested for COVID-19.

Dr. Hinshaw says the risk of transmission is still very real and participants should get tested whether or not they show symptoms.

“Contact tracing would be extremely difficult in large crowds such as this, so please also be mindful of your actions in the coming two weeks.”

Dr. Hinshaw says she has reached out to several organizing groups with an invitation to talk about how future protests can be structured to help reduce the risk of transmission.

No COVID-19 data was released on Sunday and Monday’s numbers reflect 48 hours of testing instead.

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There were 64 new cases confirmed out of over 11,000 tests and three additional deaths.

Of Alberta’s total cases, about 93 per cent of people have recovered.

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