Live COVID-19 Updates: Coronavirus news in Calgary on December 4

Live COVID-19 Updates: Coronavirus news in Calgary on December 4

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The federal government is running table top exercises and simulations to overcome any potential issues with the rollout of the Canadian COVID-19 vaccine, but the biggest wrinkles remain exactly when the vaccines arrive.

Government officials said Canada could start rolling out the doses by early January, with the Pfizer vaccine planned to be the first to be distributed.

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Thursday

More room for self-isolation at the Calgary table as the second wave of COVID continues to rise

A masked pedestrian walks past a mirrored glass building in downtown Calgary, Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Photo by Azin Al-Ghafari / Postmedia

The CEO of the Center for New Arrivals, Anila Lee Yuen, said a coalition of community organizations are working together to help provide health and social support, primarily in East Calgary, as the COVID numbers rise.

Work has intensified over the past week as they have put in place a strategy to make sure that help gets there.

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Thursday

Alberta shatters COVID-19 records again with 1,854 new cases; One in 70 Alberta residents has contracted the virus

Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Dina Henshaw, is in Edmonton on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Photo by Chris Schwartz / Government of Alberta

Thursday marked another day of record-setting in the COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta.

The county has recorded a flurry of factual records, including reporting 1,854 new cases, more than 100 cases above the previous record, set earlier this week.

These new cases came from fewer than 20,000 tests, which equates to 9.4 percent of the positivity rate. It’s the highest positive rate Alberta has ever recorded, indicating that the record levels of infection are not the result of an increased volume of tests.

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Thursday

Fireworks canceled New Year’s celebrations in downtown Calgary; The fire pit program is successful

The Olympic Plaza ice rink in Calgary is now fenced with scheduled opening and closing times as seen on Monday, November 30, 2020. Photo by Gavin Young / Postmedia

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