Regional Covid-19 Resources and On Reserve Stats by Region Below:
Black = New Cases, Green = Recovered, Red = Deaths, Blue – Hospitalized, Purple – ISC reported total –  Updated Daily

BC
14 458 158 8,632 8,804
AB
9 1,046 185 20,082 20,311
SK
0 495 129 16,186 16,343
MB
4 901 155 25,118 25,283
ON
81 365 80 21,111 21,459
QC
86 115 26 13,653 13,793
Atlantic
0 14 9 4,614 4,658
North60
10 326 56 19,406 19,499
 

Alberta expands access to COVID-19 treatment, with new test criteria and more prescribers – CBC

69 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Alberta during week ending May 2

May 04, 2022

The Alberta government has doubled down on its efforts to get the COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid to eligible Albertans, by loosening its testing criteria and expanding the number of health-care professionals who can prescribe it.

The requirement for eligible Albertans to have a positive PCR test result to get a prescription for Paxlovid has been changed. Now in some circumstances, a positive result on a rapid test will be acceptable, Health Minister Jason Copping announced Wednesday at a news conference.

As well, the treatment can now be prescribed by physicians, nurse practitioners and some pharmacists.

“This change will make it faster and easier to access the drug and begin treatment,” Copping said.

Paxlovid is a treatment given to adults with mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19, but who are at higher risk of hospitalization or death.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-covid-19-paxlovid-rapid-test-prescription-1.6441684

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