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COVID-19 testing may have to be scaled back in Alberta in the future: experts

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COVID-19 testing may look different in the future, even though Alberta Health Services said it is status quo for now.Right now, any Albertan with symptoms, who is a close contact or is connected to an outbreak can get tested for COVID-19 at assessment centres across the province.But case counts have fallen dramatically over the last couple of months and the number of people who are vaccinated is on the rise, which may – at some point – force a rethink of how testing is done in the province.“At some point in time, we will have to scale back on that,” said Dr.

Stephanie Smith, an infectious disease physician at the University of Alberta Hospital.“If we get into the fall and we’re not seeing significant numbers of people getting infected, or.

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