Wondering about the state of COVID-19 in Alberta? Local experts weigh in – CBC

Province reported 27 more COVID-19 deaths last week

Jan 19, 2023

Alberta infectious disease experts say even though the province’s COVID-19 situation is better than it’s been in a while, now is not the time to let down your guard.

Hospitalizations and deaths, while still high, are trending down. Wastewater levels of the SARS CoV-2 virus appear to be dropping in many regions, too.

“We’re in a much, much better place than we were, for example, last January,” said Craig Jenne, associate professor in the department of microbiology, immunology and infectious diseases at the University of Calgary.

He warned, though, that this good news comes with a caveat.

“If we compare the levels of coronavirus in the community to earlier time points — so late 2020, mid-2021— the numbers are still very high. So although trending in the right direction, it says there is still a lot of baseline transmission out there in the community.”

Reead more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-covid-numbers-1.6719531

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