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Premier says more non-urgent surgeries could be cancelled due to pandemic

December 1, 2020

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the widespread cancellation of more non-urgent surgeries may be necessary because the largest hospitals in the province are filling up with COVID-19 cases. Kenney says hospitals are at 91 percent capacity due to the coronavirus. He says Alberta currently has 8,500 hospital beds. Around 2,400 are being set aside for pandemic patients and one quarter of those beds will be in intensive care.

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