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Alberta aims to have 1,600 contact tracers by end of 2020 as COVID-19 cases surge

Alberta Health Services is looking for even more contact tracers than previously announced, as the number of new COVID-19 cases soars higher almost each day.The province is aiming to have close to 1,600 contact tracers by the end of 2020, the health authority told Global News Friday. That’s several hundred more than it said it was aiming for a little more than a month ago.

Dr. Hinshaw to provide update on Alberta COVID-19 situation Friday The increase in contact tracers comes as Alberta faces a surge of COVID-19 cases: the province has consistently been setting records for daily case numbers.There were another 1,854 new cases on Thursday, bringing the province-wide total number of active cases to 17,743.

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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths and public health measures.Dr. Deena Hinshaw is set to speak at 3:30 p.m.Her news conference will be streamed live in this story.
COVID-19 cases at the Calgary Remand Centre have spiked significantly since Monday, with nearly 140 staff and inmates confirmed to have the illness.Alberta Health Services said Thursday that 127 inmates currently at the facility have tested positive, along with five inmates who were previously released and are isolating at home.Six staff members also contracted COVID-19 linked to the outbreak, as of Thursday, AHS said.

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