COVID-19 UPDATE – October 1, 2020

As of October 1, Alberta Health has confirmed 326 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours. 153=Sept 30, 173=Oct 1.

There are 17 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48 hours. 5=Sept 30, 12=Oct 1.

There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone in the last 48 hours.

1305 cases have recovered in the North Zone which moves up to 93% of the cases.

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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.

Supportive living/home living sites

  • Del-Air Lodge, Manning
  • Heimstaed Seniors Lodge, La Crete

Other facilities and settings

  • CNRL Albian, Fort Mackay
  • Earls Kitchen and Bar, Morrison St., Fort McMurray
  • Family gatherings, La Crete
  • Private gathering, Bonnyville
  • Private gathering, Manning
  • Suncor base plant, Fort McMurray
  • Syncrude Aurora site, Fort McMurray
  • Syncrude Mildred Lake site, Fort McMurray
  • Zavisha Sawmills, Hines Creek

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COVID-19 school status

K-12 schools across Alberta that have 2 or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be identified on the following chart. Parents and staff are notified by letter as soon as a case is identified. The charts may be updated up to 24 hours later.

50 outbreaks have been identified in Alberta in the last 48 hours. An outbreak is when there are 2 or more infectious cases in the school. Dr. Hinshaw reported 52 outbreaks but only 50 were listed on the website.

Definitions for confirmed cases in schools:

Alert (1 case)

  • Parents will be notified by their child’s school as soon as one confirmed case is identified within the school. This is known as an alert. These are not currently included in the map.

Outbreak (2+ cases)

  • An outbreak is declared when there are 2 or more confirmed cases in a school setting within a 14 day period where disease could have been acquired or transmitted in the school. Any school meeting this definition will be reported on the map.

Outbreak over

  • A school outbreak is declared over when there have been no new confirmed cases in a school for 28 days.

There are 6 outbreaks in the North Zone.

October 1, 2020

1City Of CalgaryWatchSt. Wilfrid Elementary School
2City Of CalgaryWatchCanyon Meadows School
3City Of EdmontonWatchCentre High
4City Of EdmontonWatchVimy Ridge
5City Of EdmontonWatchHighlands School
6City Of EdmontonWatchAustin O’Brien
7City Of EdmontonWatchHarry Ainlay School
8City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Chris Akkerman School
9City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Notre Dame High School
10City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Lester B. Pearson High School
11City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Henry Wise Wood High School
12City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Auburn Bay School
13City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Crescent Heights High School
14City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Clarence Sansom School
15City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Saddle Ridge School
16City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Nelson Mandela High School
17City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Apostles of Jesus
18City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Glenmeadows School
19City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Benedict School
20City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Vista Heights School
21City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Monterey Park School
22City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Archbishop O’Leary
23City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Northmount School
24City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Ross Sheppard High School
25City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Holy Trinity
26City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Parkview School
27City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Oscar Romero Catholic High School
28City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Lillian Osborne High School
29City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)McNally School
30City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Ecole Pere-Lacombe
31City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Waverley School
32City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Cardinal Collins High School Academic Centre
33City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Millwoods Christian School
34City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)H. E. Beriault
35City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Riverbend School
36City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Christ the King School
37City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Oliver School
38City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Matthew
39City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Dr. Donald Massey School
40City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Bishop Savaryn
41City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Louis St. Laurent
42City Of LethbridgeOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Chinook High School
43City Of St. AlbertOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Richard S Fowler Catholic Junior High School
44Municipal District Of Peace No. 135Open (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Springfield Elementary School
45Regional Municipality Of Wood BuffaloOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Holy Trinity High School
46Regional Municipality Of Wood BuffaloOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Gabriel School
47Regional Municipality Of Wood BuffaloOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Sister Mary Phillps Elementary School
48Regional Municipality Of Wood BuffaloOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Elsie Yanik Catholic School
49Regional Municipality Of Wood BuffaloOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Paul’s Elementary School
50Town Of OkotoksOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Foothills Composite High School

Enhanced – Risk levels require enhanced measures to control the spread at a school or school authority level School(s) may be moved to scenario 2 (in school classes partially operating) or scenario 3 (at-home learning)

Watch – School outbreak declared with 5 or more cases where disease could have been acquired or transmitted in the school Scenario 1 – school is open with near normal operations with some public health measures Province is monitoring risk and working with the school, school authority and Alberta Health Services Additional public health measures may be in place within a school to control the spread

Open – No schools in this area have outbreaks of 5 or more cases.
Scenario 1 – school is open with near normal operations with some public health measures
Parents may have received an alert from their school Alberta Health Services may be working with local schools, but any additional measures are localized and targeted.

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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: 86 case(s).

The city of Fort McMurray moves up to a total of 270 cases and drops down to 46 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, is on the WATCH list (above the threshold but no additional measures). A case reported on Sept 29 was removed on Sept 30, but 8 were added Oct 1.

Mackenzie County (Northwest corner of Alberta:High Level, Fort Vermillion, La Crete, Rainbow Lake) moves up to 413 cases and drops down to 11 active cases. Mackenzie County was removed from the WATCH list today.

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 44 cases and down to 8 active. Smoky Lake County was removed from the WATCH list on Sept 30.

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) holds with a total of 14 cases and down to 8 active.

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 61 cases and 7 active cases.

The city of Grand Prairie moves up to a total of 101 cases and to 6 active.

Lac Ste Anne County (Mayerthorpe, Onoway, Alberta Beach, Sangudo) moves up to 12 cases and 3 active. A case was removed on Sept 30 for a total of 11 total cases and 9 recovered, but 1 was added to the total and to the active cases for today.

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Surrounding Fort McMurray but does not include it, Anzac, Conklin, Fort Chipewyan, Fort McKay, Draper, Mariana Lake) holds with a total of 67 cases and down to 3 active. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, along with the city of Fort McMurray, are on the WATCH list (above the threshold but no additional measures).

Northern Sunrise County (Nampa, Cadotte Lake, Little Buffalo, Marie Reine, Reno,St. Isidore, Harmon Valley) holds with a total of 9 cases and drops down to 2 active.

Clear Hills County (Hines Creek, Cleardale, Worsley) moves up to a total of 89 cases and 2 active.

Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124 (Slave Lake, Canyon Creek, Widewater, Chisholm, Marten Beach, Smith, Wagner, Hondo, Mitsue) holds with a total of 17 cases and drops to 2 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 55 cases and 1 active.

The Municipal District of Greenview NO. 16 (Fox Creek, Valleyview, Little Smoky, Debolt, Ridgevalley, Crooked Creek, Sunset House) moves up to a total or 16 cases and drops down to 1 active case.

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) holds with a total of 10 cases and 1 active.

The city of Cold Lake moves up to a total of 8 cases and 1 active.

Out of 38 municipalities that comprise the North Zone there are no active cases in 23 municipalities.

There are 18,235 reported cases in Alberta, and 269 deaths in Alberta (125 in Calgary Zone, 77 in Edmonton zone, 35 in North Zone, 25 in the South Zone, 7 in the Central Zone). Of the 18,235 cases, 64 are in the hospital and 12 are in ICU (Intensive Care). 16,370 cases have recovered, which drops down to 91% of the cases in Alberta.

There are 1,596 active cases in Alberta. Edmonton:851, Calgary:587, North:102, South:32, Central:19, Unknown:5.

There have been 3 deaths recorded for Alberta in the last 48 hours all in the Edmonton Zone.

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Canada has 160,535 confirmed cases. There have been 9,319 deaths recorded.
There have been 136,350 recovered cases in Canada and drops to 90% of the national population of cases.

The USA has 7,213,419 confirmed cases. There are 206,402 deaths recorded and 2,840,747 recovered cases, which moves up to 41%.

There are 34,137,200 cases worldwide. A total of 1,017,083 deaths recorded worldwide. There are 23,711,591 cases recovered globally, which holds at 72%.

The top 5 highest ranked country of reported cases are (From highest to lowest): USA, India (6,312,584), Brazil (4,810,935), Russia (1,179,634), and Colombia (835,339). Peru has reached 814,829. No other country has reached the 810,000 mark. Canada holds at 26th.

The highest death toll, after the US, Brazil (143,952), India (96,678), Mexico (77,646), United Kingdom (42,292). No other country has reached the 42,000 mark. Canada holds at 20th.

The top 5 highest countries in the world with recovered cases, from highest to lowest: India (5,273,201), Brazil (4,274,774), US (2,840,747), Russia (960,729), Colombia (751,691). All other countries are below 750,000 recovered cases.

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COVID-19 UPDATE – October 1, 2020 with Dr. Deena Hinshaw – Chief Medical Officer of Health.

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Immunization shots for influenza will be available to Albertans starting on October 19.

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