Coronavirus outbreak: Alberta Premier Kenney says latest COVID-19 data predicts 400-3,100 deaths

Jason Kenney presented the latest COVID-19 modelling projections put together by provincial health officials to Albertans on Tuesday evening during a special address.

Kenney called the COVID-19 pandemic “the greatest challenge of our time” and outlined a “probable” scenario, which suggested the province could hit the peak of its outbreak by mid-May and showed that the virus could claim between 400-3,100 Albertans’ lives by the end of summer.

Kenney added that under a “more serious but less likely elevated scenario,” could see infections peak at the beginning of May, with as many as 1 million infections and between 500 and 6,000 .

The numbers presented by Kenney were based on modelling done by Health.

As of Tuesday evening, had 1,373 positive cases of COVID-19 and 26 .

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