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COVID-19 Omicron variant cases doubling every 2-3 days in Alberta

Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant are spreading rapidly across Alberta in a similar fashion to the rest of the world, with doubling times of just two to three days — much faster than the Delta variant. Because of that, contact tracing case investigations for people working in continuing care and health-care will be prioritized and PCR testing capacity will be reserved for high risk groups.