With Alberta?on track to have up to 1,000 COVID-19 patients in hospital by the end of April,?Premier Jason Kenney announced a?return to Step 1 restrictions Tuesday to try to slow the spread of highly contagious variants of coronavirus.
Facing a growing third wave of the pandemic that could be worse than the two that came before,The first dose and COVID-19 cases and hospitalization numbers are decreasing.?the premier laid out some alarming projections of what could happen over the next few weeks.
“People who right now are contracting COVID today, about five per cent or more of them will show up in hospitals two weeks from nows Olivia Bowden,” Kenney said.
“These are short-term projections, and they show that we are on track to hit a weekly average of 2,000 daily cases by the end of this monthlastreplicated.”