Alberta Health Services released more information Friday about the vaccination status of the health-care workers and patients who have tested positive for the variant.
Lauren’s career has taken her throughout the country and across the world, with her first break on the airwaves in Melbourne, Australia.
The lure of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics brought her back home, where she worked as a videographer during the Games. From there, she worked her way up the ranks in radio and television news in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan, most recently spending nearly five years in Canada’s hidden paradise, the Okanagan valley.
Lauren thrives off of live, breaking news. She’s covered massive forest fires and unprecedented floods that forced thousands of people to flee their homes. She was often the one informing many of those residents via live reports on television and social media that they needed to evacuate to safety. Providing people with vital information in their greatest time of need gives Lauren a huge sense of value and pride in the work she does.
In her spare time, Lauren loves to travel. From trekking along the Inca Trail to the magical hidden city of Machu Picchu to climbing Mount Vesuvius solo on a spur of the moment trip to Italy, or camping in Canada’s backcountry, Lauren loves to explore the many wonders our world has to offer. She also spends all the time she can with her dog, Nigel (who has made his fair share of appearances on Global News, as well).
Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine appointments are sitting open at immunization clinics, but some looking for a second dose are being forced to wait.
“As of June 7, 2021, AHS has identified 16 cases of the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant in patients on two units at Foothills Medical Centre.”
Alberta will be getting a clearer picture of COVID-19 variant case numbers and spread as the province is once again going to be testing all positive cases for variants of concern.
Global News tracked the total number of variant cases and spread in schools semi-weekly since the beginning of March.
As of Friday, 59 people are being treated in ICUs in Calgary hospitals. At the peak of the second wave, there were 52 COVID-19 patients needing ICU care.
One ICU doctor remembers the ‘fear’ he saw on the face of patients as they were about to be put on a ventilator because they didn’t know what was going to happen next.
“It’s an amazing accomplishment to have a new virus that’s come in that’s completely changed the world and within a year we have solutions to this problem.”
The daily case numbers paint a clear picture: Alberta has made big progress in the fight against COVID-19. But what will happen with the spread of new COVID-19 variants?
Here is a timeline showing how quickly COVID-19 variant cases have jumped in Alberta since the first variant case was recorded two months ago.
“We’re actually at the highest number of ICU patients with COVID(-19) that we’ve had in Calgary during the pandemic thus far.”
Officers were called to the entrance of a piece of rural property on Township Road 232 on Sunday afternoon and remained at the scene into the evening.
On Tuesday, the premier said the newly-announced measures were the “minimum” needed to see Alberta’s case numbers come down.
It may not be officially over, but many Calgary restaurants have decided to pull the plug on patio season.
“A kindness gram is a simple way to send a thank-you to someone.”