Dr. Deena Hinshaw (@CMOH_Alberta )

Dr. Deena Hinshaw

Bio Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Account run by staff, providing public health updates on COVID-19. Essential info: alberta.ca/COVID19
Location Alberta
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Account created 16-03-2020 20:58:32
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Twitter Web App : This weekend, I encourage everyone to get outside and enjoy the mild weather. If you go for a walk with ppl outside your household, wear a mask and practice physical distancing. Please keep following the measures in place. (3/3)

Twitter Web App : There are currently 765 people in hospital with 122 people in ICU. On Jan. 15, an additional 12,439 tests were completed giving a positivity rate of 5.6%. This brings the total number of completed tests to 3,008,718 since testing began. (2/3)

Twitter Web App : Here is a summary of today’s #COVID19AB update. There are 717 new cases with 12,713 active cases across Alberta. I’m sad to report an additional 15 deaths. My heartfelt condolences to those mourning a loved one. (1/3)

Sprout Social : The next live update will be Monday, January 18. We will share updated #COVID19AB case numbers online at alberta.ca/covid19 later this afternoon.

Twitter Web App : I know this is challenging & wish there were doses readily available to immunize everyone who needs one. I appreciate your patience as we work to administer vaccines as safely and effectively as we can. 6/6

Twitter Web App : Instead, we are continually monitoring our supply & forecast delivery schedule to account for the second doses needed. This planning occurs every day, around the clock. It’s based on continual updates & discussion with our partners on expected supply. 5/6

Twitter Web App : Vaccines save lives. Holding back second doses for everyone who receives the first would mean we immunize thousands of fewer ABs. Doses would be sitting in freezers when they could be helping protect those in need and health care workers. 4/6

Twitter Web App : Studies on the vaccine show that 14 days after the first dose, on average, 92% of people are protected from getting sick with COVID-19 for the next several weeks.

The second dose is still necessary & everyone will be offered one. (3/6)

Twitter Web App : We are trying to protect as many Albertans as possible, while still accounting for second doses as deliveries arrive. This allows us to use our limited supply to reach more people sooner with early protection, while still making sure that everyone gets a second dose. 2/6

Twitter Web App : I’ve recently heard lots of questions about why we’re not holding back all second doses of the COVID19 vaccine. This is important, so let me explain. 1/6

Twitter Web App : My next live update will take place on Mon. Jan. 18. Enjoy the mild weather, and have a safe and healthy weekend. (4/4)

Twitter Web App : Although we’ve seen a decline in transmission, our health-care system is still at risk. Please continue to follow current health measures this weekend & gather only with people in your household. (3/4)

Twitter Web App : There are 796 people in hospital, including 124 in ICU. Sadly, 13 new deaths were reported over the past 24hrs. My condolences go to the families, friends & anyone mourning the loss of a loved one today. (2/4)

Twitter Web App : Here is a summary of today’s #COVID19AB numbers: Over the last 24 hrs we have identified 785 new cases & completed about 13,500 tests. Our positivity rate is about 5.5%. (1/4)

Twitter Web App : Starting Jan 18, we are easing mandatory restrictions.

-Indoor gatherings remain prohibited
-Outdoor social gatherings of 10 people
-Personal and wellness services open by appointment only
-Funeral ceremonies of 20 people

Learn more: alberta.ca/release.cfm?xI…

Twitter Web App : The next live update will be Monday, January 18.
We will share updated #COVID19AB case numbers online at alberta.ca/covid19 later this afternoon.

Twitter Web App : We are rolling out the vaccine as quickly as possible, and every day seeing more and more Albertans immunized. We have doses this weekend, but still need more vaccine.

We’ll keep expanding our approach as more doses arrive.

Twitter Web App : I know that many hardworking and dedicated HCWs would like to be vaccinated asap. With limited supply, we are focusing on priority areas, but we will keep expanding our approach as more vaccines arrive. (5/6)

Twitter Web App : Since AHS put out the call, more than 5,000 eligible staff and physicians have already responded. Thank you to everyone for acting so quickly. Appointments for eligible healthcare workers remain available in all zones for this weekend as of 10 a.m. today (4/6)

Twitter Web App : AHS experienced a technical issue with its online booking tool for a short period last night, but it's now been fixed. I know that's frustrating and thanks for your patience. (3/6)