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Data still available to monitor COVID-19 trends despite lack of PCR testing in Alberta | FULL

CA, 14 Jan 2022
Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw is reassuring Albertan's that despite a lack of PCR testing in the province they are still monitoring the data from other sources to show trends in COVID-19 transmissions.

Speaking during a COVID-19 update on Thursday, Dr. Hinshaw said the acute care admission data and wastewater data can still show community trends.

The continued rise of the Omicron variant has lead to a high demand for PCR testing that forced the Alberta government to restrict access because the system has been pushed beyond capacity according to Premier Jason Kenney.

Kenney stated that although at-home rapid test delivery has been delayed he is hoping to get them to Albertans later this month, although he could not give a precise date.

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