As of December 7, Alberta Health confirmed 5,450 new cases in Alberta since Dec 4.
There are 330 new cases in the North Zone since Dec 4.
There has been 2 deaths recorded in the North Zone in the last 36 hours.
3,394 cases have recovered in the North Zone which drops to 75% of the cases.
The Mandatory Face Covering Bylaw in High Prairie took into effect today. (highprairie.ca)
Current Outbreaks in the North Zone
Locations of outbreaks in acute care and continuing care facilities are reported publicly when there are 2 or more cases, indicating that a transmission within the facility has occurred.
Outbreaks at other facilities or in the community are reported publicly when there are 5 or more cases.
Outbreaks are declared over when 4 weeks have passed with no new cases, so not all outbreaks listed below have current transmission happening.
Acute care facilities
- Fairview Health Complex
- Seton – Jasper Healthcare Centre
- Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Grande Prairie
Long term care facilities
- Extendicare Mayerthorpe
- Extendicare St. Paul
- Grande Prairie Care Centre
- Westlock Continuing Care Centre
Supportive living/home living sites
- Bar-V-Nook Manor, Smoky Lake
- Jasper Alpine Summit Seniors Lodge
- Ridgevalley Seniors Home, Crooked Creek
Other facilities and settings
- Boys and Girls Club, St. Paul
- CNRL Albian, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
- CNRL Horizon, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
- Elders Caring Shelter Society, Grande Prairie
- Imperial Oil, Cold Lake
- Kearl Lake work site, Fort Mckay
- Peace River Correctional Facility
- Suncor base plant, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
- Suncor Firebag, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
- Syncrude Mildred Lake site, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
K-12 schools across Alberta that have 2 or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be identified on the School Status Map. Parents and staff are notified by letter as soon as a case is identified. The charts may be updated up to 24 hours later.
Dr Hinshaw reported 414 schools (18% of the schools in Alberta) with 1 or more cases, but only 307 schools (237 outbreaks) have been identified on the list in Alberta in the last 36 hours. An outbreak is when there are 2-4 infectious cases in the school. There are 70 regions on the list within Alberta with no school status to report.
106 schools are on the WATCH list.
There are 10 outbreaks reported in the North Zone including 5 schools on the WATCH list.
December 7, 2020
For definitions of terminology please click here.
Regions are defined by rural municipalities, city boundaries, and urban service areas; smaller regions (i.e. towns, villages, and reserves) are incorporated into the corresponding rural area. Cases without a postal code or incorrect postal codes are not included. Location information missing/invalid for: 393case(s).
The city of Fort McMurray moves up to a total of 886 cases and 225 active. This makes them the area in the North Zone with the highest active cases. The city of Fort McMurray along with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo have been put on the Enhanced list (additional measures in place).
County of St. Paul No. 19 (Elk Point, St. Paul, Horseshoe Bay, Ashmont, Heinsburg, Lottie Lake, St. Edouard, St. Vincent, Abilene, Angle Lake, Bayview Beach, Boyne Lake, Clarksville, Ferguson Flats, Frog Lake, Glen On The Lake, Lac Canard, McLeod Beach, Northern Valley, Owlseye Lake, Primrose, St. Paul Beach, Sunset Beach) moves up to a total of 190 cases and 105 active. County of St. Paul No. 19 has been put on the Enhanced list (additional measures in place).
Smoky Lake County (Smoky Lake, Vilna, Waskatenau, Bellis, Edwand, Spedden, Warspite, Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement, Kikino Métis Settlement, Anning, Birchland Resort, Bonnie Lake Resort, Cache Lake, Cossack, Downing, Hamlin, Lobstick Settlement, Mons Lake, North Kotzman, Parkview Beach, Sprucefield, Two Lakes, Victoria Settlement (also Fort Victoria), Wahstao, Wasel, Whiteman Beach) moves up to a total of 301 cases and 92 active. Smoky Lake County has been put on the Enhanced list (additional measures in place).
Yellowhead County (Edson, Hinton, Marlboro, Evansburg, Niton Junction, Wildwood) moves up to a total of 124 cases and 77 active. Yellowhead County has been put on the Enhanced list (additional measures in place).
The Municipal District of Bonnyville NO. 87 (Bonnyville, Cherry Grove, Fort Kent, Iron River, La Corey, Therien, Elizabeth Metis Settlement, Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, Indian reserve:Cold Lake 149) moves up to a total of 120 cases and 41 active. The Municipal District of Bonnyville NO. 87 has been put on the Enhanced list (additional measures in place).
The Municipal District of Peace NO. 135 (Peace River, Grimshaw, Berwyn, Brownvale) moves up to a total of 149 cases and down to 35 active. The Municipal District of Peace NO. 135 has been put on the Enhanced list (additional measures in place).
Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124 (Slave Lake, Canyon Creek, Widewater, Chisholm, Marten Beach, Smith, Wagner, Hondo, Mitsue) moves up to a total of 77 cases and down to 33 active. Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124 has been put on the Enhanced list (additional measures in place).
Athabasca County (Athabasca, Boyle, Mewatha Beach, Sunset Beach, Breynat, Caslan, Grassland, Meanook, Wandering River, Amber Valley, Athabasca Landing Settlement, Baptiste Lake, Coolidge, Glenshaw, Lincoln, Meadowbrook, Spruce Valley, White Gull) moves up to a total of 58 cases and 26 active. Athabasca County has been put on the Enhanced list (additional measures in place).
Northern Sunrise County (Nampa, Cadotte Lake, Little Buffalo, Marie Reine, Reno,St. Isidore, Harmon Valley) moves up to a total of 38 cases and 22 active. Northern Sunrise County has been put on the Enhanced list (additional measures in place).
The Municipal District of Greenview NO. 16 (Fox Creek, Valleyview, Little Smoky, Debolt, Ridgevalley, Crooked Creek, Sunset House) moves up to a total of 104 cases and holds at 22 active. The MD of Greenview has been put on the Enhanced list (additional measures in place).
Westlock County (Westlock, Clyde, Larkspur, Busby, Dapp, Fawcett, Jarvie, Pibroch, Vimy, Analta, Anton Lake, Eastburg, Fawn Lake, Halfway Lake, Pembina Heights, Regal Park, Shoal Creek, Waugh) moves up to a total of 93 cases and 22 active. Westlock County has been put on the Enhanced list (additional measures in place).
The County of Grande Prairie No. 1 (Beaverlodge, Sexsmith, Wembley, Hythe, Bezanson, Clairmont, La Glace, Teepee Creek, Horse Lakes Indian reserve 152B, Kleskun Hill, Lake Saskatoon, Pipestone Creek, Richmond Hill Estates, Sandy Ridge Estates, Valhalla, Webster) moves up to a total of 184 cases and 19 active cases. The County of Grande Prairie No. 1 has been put on the Enhanced list (additional measures in place).
Big Lakes County (High Prairie, Swan Hills, Enilda, Faust, Grouard or Grouard Mission, Joussard, Kinuso, East Prairie Métis Settlement, Gift Lake Métis Settlement, Peavine Métis Settlement, Driftpile First Nation, Kapawe’no, Sucker Creek First Nation, Swan River First Nation, Big Prairie, Gilwood, Heart River, Nine Mile Point, Prairie Echo, Salt Prairie,Triangle) holds with a total of 71 cases and 16 active. Big Lakes County has been put on the Enhanced list (additional measures in place).
Mackenzie County (Northwest corner of Alberta:High Level, Fort Vermillion, La Crete, Rainbow Lake) moves up to a total of 443 cases and 15 active cases. Mackenzie County has been put on the Enhanced list (additional measures in place).
Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17 (Calling Lake, Red Earth Creek, Sandy Lake or Pelican Mountain, Wabasca (also known as Wabasca-Desmarais), Calling River, Chipewyan Lake, Peerless Lake, Trout Lake) moves up to a total of 75 cases and 11 active. Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17 has been put on the Enhanced list (additional measures in place).
Thorhild County (Egremont, Long Lake, Radway, Thorhild, Alpen, Clearbrook, Danube, Darling, Hollow Lake, Northbrook, Pinebrook, Val Soucy, Weasel Creek, Woodgrove) moves up to a total of 17 cases and 10 active.
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Surrounding Fort McMurray but does not include it, Anzac, Conklin, Fort Chipewyan, Fort McKay, Draper, Mariana Lake) moves up to 110 cases and down to 8 active. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo along with the city of Fort McMurray have been put on the Enhanced list (additional measures in place).
County of Barrhead No. 11 (Barrhead, Campsie, Manola, Neerlandia,Thunder Lake, Belvedere, Bloomsbury, Cam-Bar Estates, Camp Creek, Campsie Cove, Dunstable, Düsseldorf, Freedom, Gardenview, Greendale Subdivision, Highridge, Holmes Crossing, Idle Hours, Lawton, Lightning Bay, Lunnford, Mahar Subdivision, Meadowview, Mellowdale, Moonlight Bay Estates, Moose Wallow, Mosside, Mystery Lake, Naples, Park La Nonne, Roselea, Sion, Stewartfield, Summerlea, Tiger Lily, Vega) moves up to a total of 35 cases and down to 5 active.
The County Of Northern Lights (Manning, Deadwood,Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement, Chinook Valley, Clear Hills, Hotchkiss, Keg River, Weberville, Carcajou,Twin Lakes) holds with a total of 69 cases and down to 2 active.
The Municipal District of Fairview No. 136 (Fairview, Bluesky, Whitelaw, Dunvegan, Erin Lodge, Friedenstal, Highland Park, Lothrop, Vanrena, Waterhole) moves up to a total of 53 and 2 active.
The Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133 (Spirit River, Rycroft) holds with a total of 31 cases and 2 active.
Lac La Biche County (Surrounding the hamlet of Lac La Biche but not including it, Beaver Lake,Hylo,Plamondon, Venice, Avenir, Barnegat, Behan, Bone Town (designated place), Brièreville, Craigend, Deer Ridge Park Subdivision, Elinor Lake Subdivision, Fork Lake, Helina, Imperial Mills, Lac La Biche Mission, Lakeview Estates, Margie, Mile West Trailer Park, Noral, Normandeau, Owl River, Pelican Portage, Philomena, Pine Lane Trailer Court, Pitlochrie, Rich Lake, Rossian or Russian Colony (designated place), Snug Cove, Sunset Bay, Tweedie) holds with a total of 2 cases and 2 active.
Birch Hills County (Eaglesham, Peoria, Tangent, Wanham, Watino, Belloy, Codesa, Heart Valley) gains a new case for a total of 7 and 1 active.
Municipal District of Smoky River (Falher, McLennan, Girouxville, Donnelly, Guy, Jean Cote, Kathleen, Winagami) holds with a total of 80 cases and 1 active.
Out of 38 municipalities that comprise the North Zone there are no active cases in 7 municipalities.
There are 70,301 reported cases in Alberta, and 631 deaths in Alberta (299 in Edmonton zone, 213 in Calgary Zone, 51 in North Zone, 49 in the South Zone, 19 in the Central Zone). Of the 70,301 cases, 609 are in the hospital and 108 are in ICU (Intensive Care). 49,603 cases have recovered, which drops to 71% of the cases in Alberta. The Alberta Positivity Rate is 8.5%.
There are 20,067 active cases in Alberta. Edmonton:9,190, Calgary:7,472, Central:1,473, North:1,147, South:654, Unknown:131.
There have been 41 deaths recorded for Alberta in the last 36 hours. Of the 41 deaths: 1 in the Central Zone, 2 in the North Zone, 2 in the South Zone, 7 in the Calgary Zone, and 29 in the Edmonton Zone.
Provincial breakdowns were not available at time of posting.
Canada has 419,299 confirmed cases. There have been 12,726 deaths recorded.
There have been 335,970 recovered cases in Canada and moves up to 83% of the national population of cases.
The USA has 14,636,914 confirmed cases. There are 281,253 deaths recorded and 5,624,609 recovered cases, which holds at 39%.
There are 67,471,706 cases worldwide. There are a total of 1,542,094 deaths recorded worldwide. There are 43,297,835 cases recovered globally, which moves up to 66%.
The top 5 highest ranked country of reported cases are (From highest to lowest): USA, India (9,677,203), Brazil (6,603,540), Russia (2,466,961) and France (2,349,059). No other country has reached the 2,300,000 mark. Canada moves up to 28th.
The highest death toll, after the US, Brazil (176,941), India (140,573), Mexico (109,717), United Kingdom (61,531). No other country has reached the 61,500 mark. Italy has reached 60,606. Canada holds at 23rd.
The top 5 highest countries in the world with recovered cases, from highest to lowest: India (9,139,901), Brazil (5,866,657), US (5,624,609), Russia (1,939,393), Argentina (1,300,696). All other countries are below 1,300,000 recovered cases.
New measures at a glance
Premier Jason Kenney announced that Alberta is in a State of Public Health Emergency. New measures are mandatory and will be enforced with increased inspections and fines. Anyone disregarding the new measures could face a fine of up to $100,000. Unless otherwise stated, the following mandatory restrictions came into effect Nov. 24 and will be in place for at least three weeks. Click here for further details. The new measures will be reassessed on December 15, 2020. Any region under the ENHANCED list will stay on the list until Dec. 15 even if their numbers go lower.
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December 7, 2020 update by Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health.