COVID-19 Live Updates: Coronavirus News in Calgary for November 18

Check out this page throughout the day for updates on COVID-19 in Calgary

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With news of COVID-19 happening fast, we’ve created this page to bring you our latest stories and information about the explosion in and around Calgary.

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Wednesday

Alberto reports 412 new cases while hospitalizations continue to fall

Active cases of COVID-19 fell in Alberta on Wednesday, as did hospitalizations and admissions from an intensive care unit.

Here are updated COVID-19 issues, published by Alberta Health Services on Wednesday afternoon:

  • Alberto reported a total of 412 new cases on Wednesday. The province has averaged 382 daily cases over the past seven days.
  • Another three deaths related to COVID were reported to Alberta Health Services. There have been 80 deaths in November and 3,204 since the start of the pandemic.
  • There are 516 people in hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of two from Tuesday. There are 100 people in ICU, less than Tuesday.
  • There are 5,521 active infections in Alberta, a decrease of 44 on Tuesday. Although infections are declining, Alberta’s active rate continues to be the highest in the country, excluding northern territories.
  • The Calgary zone has the highest number of active cases (1,827) among Alberta’s five AHS zones.

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Wednesday

Concerns are emerging about the impact of Inglewood protests on holiday sales

Vaccination protesters show their support for Without Papers Pizza on Saturday, October 9, 2021.
Vaccination protesters show their support for Without Papers Pizza on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Photo by Gavin Young / Postmedia

Ongoing protests on Inglewood’s main street in connection with public health mockery are creating concerns ahead of the holiday shopping.

Protesters continue to gather on 9th Avenue SE in support of Without Papers Pizza, a local restaurant that Alberta Health Services ordered closed in early October, in part due to failure to comply with provincial and municipal rules requiring restaurants to check patrons for valid proof of vaccination against COVID. -19.

“This group of protesters started scattering on the streets of Inglewood and making it uncomfortable and difficult for the local businesses and their patrons to live,” Ward 9 Coun said. Gian-Carlo Carra.

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Wednesday

Canadians returning from short overseas trips will not need a PCR test for COVID-19: source

Air India Flight 187 from New Delhi lands at Pearson Airport in Toronto on April 23.
Air India Flight 187 from New Delhi lands at Pearson Airport in Toronto on April 23. Photo by Frank Gunn / The Canadian Press

Fully vaccinated Canadians who leave the country for less than 72 hours will soon no longer need to charge hundreds of dollars for a negative PCR test to return home, according to several media outlets.

The new measure is expected to be announced before the end of the week and is likely to be welcomed with reassurance by Canadian travelers, business groups and residents of municipalities close to the U.S. border.

As part of the changes first reported by La Presse, the obligation to receive a negative molecular test as a PCR test will remain for any traveler who leaves Canada for more than three days, as well as returning citizens or permanent residents who are not fully vaccinated. with a shot approved by Health Canada.

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Wednesday

Inside Austria’s “apartheid lockdown”: Huge lines for COVID shots as the unvaccinated sneak around

Police are patrolling a shopping center in Voesendorf, Austria, on Tuesday.
Police are patrolling a shopping center in Voesendorf, Austria, on Tuesday. Photo of HANS PUNZ / APA

Standing with a baby tied to her breast in a carrier, the young mother has one word for Austria’s strict new lock: blood (“stupid”).

There is “too much discrimination,” she says, referring to the rules that exclude unvaccinated from basic freedoms such as meeting friends, using public transportation, and drinking in a bar.

Critics say the large number of exemptions means it is easy for the unvaccinated to avoid detection. And some think that many are bypassing the rules anyway.

“Do you really think the unvaccinated stay at home?” Jasmin Schister, who works in a shop selling vegan products, asks skeptically. “Last lock, the police were everywhere. This time I didn’t see them.”

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Wednesday

The Netherlands is missing COVID-19 tests while an increase breaks records

An employee of the Public Health Service of the Netherlands (GGD) is conducting a test on Covid-19 at a street testing center in The Hague on November 17, 2021.
An employee of the Public Health Service of the Netherlands (GGD) is conducting a test on Covid-19 at a street testing center in The Hague on November 17, 2021. Photo of RAMON VAN FLYMEN /ANP / AFP for Getty Images

Dutch health authorities said on Wednesday that they lacked COVID-19 tests, as the Netherlands recorded more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases for the second day in a row, the highest since the start of the pandemic.

“We are meeting the maximum of our capacity,” Jaap Eikelboom, head of COVID-19 operations at the National Public Health Service, said in a statement.

The National Institutes of Health (RIVM) on Tuesday reported a record of more than 110,000 new cases in the week ending Nov. 16, an increase of 44% from the week before, with the strongest growth among children ages 4-12.

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