AHS partners with Spartan Bioscience to enable rapid testing for COVID-19

EDMONTON – Albertans will soon have faster, more convenient access to COVID-19 testing through a new partnership between Alberta Health Services (AHS) and a Canadian technology company.

Spartan Bioscience Inc. is in the late stages of developing an innovative handheld, rapid-testing device for COVID-19, which can confirm test results for the virus in less than one hour. The technology is expected to help AHS provide additional, more expedient testing for COVID-19 in rural and remote commu

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Alberta -  Weekly overview of COVID-19 response

The Government of Alberta has enacted a $7.7 billion comprehensive response to protect the safety, security and economic interests of Albertans amidst the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

A number of actions have been taken over the past week to contain the outbreak and provide Albertans with the services they need.

Provincial response to COVID-19 outbreak, March 23-28:

Health and emergency management

  • New approach to COVID-19 testing that prioritizes groups at the highest risk of local exposure and

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COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta (March 28)

Seventy-nine additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 621. Aggressive public health measures continue to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Latest updates

Cases have been identified in all zones across the province:

    • 378 cases in the Calgary zone

    • 139 cases in the Edmonton zone

    • 48 cases in the Central zone

    • 43 cases in the North zone


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Message from Honourable Josephine Pon Minister of Seniors and Housing

As our efforts to address the public health emergency continue, I want to thank seniors‑serving and housing partners for taking special care to look out for the Albertans we serve.

We know individuals over 60 years of age and those with pre-existing health conditions are most at risk of severe symptoms from COVID‑19. Our government is doing everything it can to prevent the spread and protect the most vulnerable.

Seniors and fraud

In emergencies like this, dishonest groups or individuals often t

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