Albertans urged to abide health orders over Halloween as COVID-19 cases decline again

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EDMONTON — Alberta is reporting another decline in COVID-19 cases but the province's chief medical officer of health is urging people to continue following public health orders over the Halloween weekend.

Deena Hinshaw says she hopes that restrictions in place this year will prevent a spike in cases such as occurred last October.

Alberta is reporting 531 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 more deaths.

The number of people in hospital sits at 779, including 185 who are in intensive care.

Hinshaw also says three cases of influenza have been recorded.

She says the province is rolling out its influenza immunization campaign and will continue to encourage Albertans to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 28, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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