'We are on the downward slope of transmission': Kenney

Premier Jason Kenney believes that the peak of transmission has come and gone in regards to the Omicron wave of COVID-19.

"Trends are encouraging," the Premier stated at Thursday press conference. He added that there are still 4 communities that trends are still on the upwards due to testing of wastewater. "Lets recall that Omicron didn't affect all regions of the province simultaneously, so we can expect to see some regional variances " Kenney added.

Looking at other jurisdictions around the world, Kenney says that Alberta is now in the 5th week of the Omicron wave of the pandemic, "If the variant performs in Alberta like it has in jurisdictions around the world we can reasonable expect that we are on the downward slope of transmission.&quo