In her daily update for Friday May 15, Dr Hinshaw reported 58 new cases in the past 24 hours. Sadly, four more deaths were reported all from continuing care facilities in the Calgary Zone. This is a grim reminder of the seriousness of the COVID 19 virus.
Dr. Hinshaw says, "Even while we begin to enter stage one of our relaunch, let us remember this virus still poses a risk particularly to the elderly and people with chronic medical conditions. We need to remember that no Albertan is expendable and their lives matter as much as any of ours."
Fortunately, Dr Hinshaw was able to deliver some good news.
"I am pleased to announce, effective today OUTDOOR gathering limits are being increased to a maximum of 50 people. No matter where you live. As long as physical distancing of at least two metres is being maintained between different households. And everyone attending that gathering follows proper hygiene practices. I also encourage you not to share food or drink."
Dr Hinshaw also says, "I wish all Albertan's an enjoyable long weekend and I hope you can take a break and have some fun. It is well deserved after so many long and difficult weeks.
...right back at you Dr Hinshaw...you deserve a break too!
Stay safe, stay well.