Coronavirus: Alberta records its seventh case, premier to address economic fallout

  • Mar. 9, 2020 9:30 a.m.

The coronavirus continues to make its presence felt in Alberta.

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, will announce three new cases of COVID-19 at a news conference at 1 p.m. in Edmonton.

That’s brings the total number of cases in the province to seven.

Hinshaw will also provide an update on the work that is underway to protect public health.

Premier Jason Kenney, meanwhile, will hold a media availability at 4 p.m. in Calgary to discuss global economic events.

West Texas Intermediate crude oil is trading for less than US$35 a barrel because of the impact of the virus. The province set its WTI estimate at US$58 in Budget 2020.

More to come …

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