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Alberta teen dies suddenly after negative COVID-19 test; surgeries cut in province amid case surge

CA, 29 Apr 2021
The sudden death of 17-year-old Sarah Slate in Alberta, less than a week after she tested negative for COVID-19 last week when her sister fell ill, is one of many heartbreaking stories emerging from Alberta during the pandemic, shedding light on the province’s worsening situation.

Despite not knowing for sure what caused Sarah’s death, her family believes a variant of COVID-19 could be to blame.

Heather Yourex-West reports on the pressure building on the province's health care system and what it means for Albertans who need non-elective surgeries.

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