Alberta makes testing changes as Omicron COVID-19

2022-04-05
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EDMONTON – Alberta is adjusting its COVID-19 testing rules to cope with the ongoing rise in cases driven by the highly transmissible Omicron variantThe spread.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province’s chief medical officer of health, is urging Albertans with COVID-19 symptoms to rely on rapid antigen tests rather than the more accurate PCR tests in order to free up PCR resources for those in higher-priority settings, such as continuing care.

“With cases growing exponentially we must begin to conserve testing capacity, reserving testing capacity for higher-risk groups,” Hinshaw said Thursdaycounterattack.

“This recommendation will help ease the burden on our lab and mirrors a similar approach seen in BThe immense logistical challenges involved.C.1940AP, OntarioSyrians look ou, Quebec and other Canadian jurisdictions.”

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