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Alberta/B.C./Canadian-Media: New measures take effect and enforcement are being taken by the authorities in an effort to curb rising infections in Alberta and British Columbia's grim new COVID-19 records on Nov 30, media reports said.
Alberta reported 1,733 new cases, breaking a record set just two days ago with 453 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, including 96 in ICU beds, both also new records.
"Like all Albertans, I am alarmed by the rising case numbers reported today and over the weekend," Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, said at a news conference Nov 30.
Dr Deena Hinshaw. Image credit: Twitter handle
"This is another reminder that COVID-19 has a long incubation period, meaning the actions we take today will not be seen until 10 to 14 days from now."
B.C. recorded 2,364 new cases, including 277 historical cases that were previously missed because of a data reporting error in the Fraser Health region.
The death toll for B.C, due to Covid 19 was 46 over the last three days. The majority of those who died, said the Provincial Health Officer of B.C. Dr. Bonnie Henry, about 80 percent were long-term care residents.
Dr Bonnie Henry. Image credit: Official
"These people have faces, have names, have stories. This tragedy is all of our tragedy," Henry said. "If you are thinking it may be OK to bend the rules, please remember this virus takes lives. It is the lives closest to us that are most at risk when we take risks," CBC New reported.