Coronavirus outbreak: Alberta announces $170 million investment for long-term care centres | FULL
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Alberta's chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw and other officials provided an update on the most recent numbers of COVID-19 cases in the province Tuesday and the government's ongoing response to the pandemic.
Alberta's Health Minister Tyler Shandro announced a $170 million investment into long-term and designated supportive living facilities. He said the funding would cover areas including enhanced staffing, costs for cleaning supplies, and will address lost accommodation revenue. He stated it would be maintained through all stages of Alberta's relaunch.
The government said a total of $14.2 million will be allocated per month and that funding is retroactive to March 15.
Dr. Hinshaw reported 33 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, and no new deaths. The death toll in the province remains at 128.
She said there were 1,004 active cases in the province but noted that 5,584 people have now recovered from the illness.
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