Further restrictions coming as Alberta reports 2,012 new COVID-19 cases

Joanna Estrada
May 5, 2021

Kenney told reporters yesterday he was angered by the "No More Lockdowns" rodeo in Bowden, and said the next few weeks are critical.

Across Alberta, another 1,743 were diagnosed in the past 24 hours after 14,585 tests were run for a positivity rate of 12 per cent.

There were 876 variants of concern identified and now account for 63% of all active cases.

Alberta has more than 23,000 active COVID-19 infections and has the highest case rate of any jurisdiction in North America.

Kenney pledged to implement stronger restrictions this week during Monday's press conference, placing blame on Alberta's "compliance issue".

There are now 658 individuals in hospital due to the virus, including 154 in intensive care.

"Whatever your personal views are, about COVID or the government or any of this, please put our health-care system first, so we can offer beds and care to people who need it, especially if they're fighting for their lives".

Four new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Monday, raising the province's death toll to 2,090.

Kenney and Hinshaw will speak at 4 p.m.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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