COVID-19 UPDATE – October 13, 2020

As of October 13, Alberta Health has confirmed 763 new cases in Alberta in the last 96 hours. 236=Oct 10, 259=Oct 11, 246=Oct 12, 220=Oct 13.

There are 52 new cases in the North Zone over the last 96 hours.

There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone in the last 96 hours.

1413 cases have recovered in the North Zone which drops down to 92% of the cases.


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

  • Heimstaed Seniors Lodge, La Crete
  • Prairie Lakes Senior Facility, Grande Prairie

Other facilities and settings

  • CNRL Albian, Fort Mackay
  • CNRL Horizon, Fort McMurray
  • Family gatherings, La Crete
  • Private gathering, Bonnyville
  • Suncor base plant, Fort McMurray
  • Syncrude Mildred Lake site, Fort McMurray
  • Walmart Supercentre, Grande Prairie


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.

88 outbreaks have been identified in Alberta in the last 96 hours. An outbreak is when there are 2 or more infectious cases in the school. 21 schools are on the WATCH list.

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 reported in the North Zone.

October 13, 2020

1City Of AirdrieWatchCoopers Crossing School
2City Of CalgaryWatchSt. Wilfrid Elementary School
3City Of CalgaryWatchClarence Sansom School
4City Of CalgaryWatchNelson Mandela High School
5City Of CalgaryWatchCanyon Meadows School
6City Of CalgaryWatchEcole de la Rose Sauvage
7City Of EdmontonWatchArchbishop O’Leary
8City Of EdmontonWatchCentre High
9City Of EdmontonWatchRoss Sheppard High School
10City Of EdmontonWatchVimy Ridge
11City Of EdmontonWatchHighlands School
12City Of EdmontonWatchAustin O’Brien
13City Of EdmontonWatchHarry Ainlay School
14City Of EdmontonWatchQueen Elizabeth School
15City Of EdmontonWatchLouis St. Laurent
16City Of EdmontonWatchEdmonton Islamic Academy
17City Of EdmontonWatchM. E. LaZerte School
18City Of EdmontonWatchHeadway School Society of Alberta
19City Of St. AlbertWatchElmer S Gish School
20Strathcona CountyWatchBev Facey Community High School
21Town Of CochraneWatchRancheView School
22City Of AirdrieOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Northcott Prairie School
23City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Lester B. Pearson High School
24City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Saddle Ridge School
25City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Apostles of Jesus
26City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Glenmeadows School
27City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Benedict School
28City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Monsignor E. L. Doyle Elementary School
29City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Peter Lougheed School
30City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Vista Heights School
31City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Monterey Park School
32City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Our Lady of the Assumption School
33City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)King George School
34City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Central Memorial High School
35City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Ecole La Mosaique
36City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)John G Diefenbaker High School
37City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Rundle School
38City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Connaught School
39City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Janus Academy
40City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Northmount School
41City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Holy Trinity
42City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Oscar Romero Catholic High School
43City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Lillian Osborne High School
44City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)McNally School
45City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Waverley School
46City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Cardinal Collins High School Academic Centre
47City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Millwoods Christian School
48City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)H. E. Beriault
49City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Christ the King School
50City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Oliver School
51City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Kirkness School
52City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Matthew
53City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Aldergrove School
54City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Brendan School
55City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Calder School
56City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Dr. Donald Massey School
57City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Bishop Savaryn
58City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)J Percy Page School
59City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Archbishop MacDonald
60City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Vladimir Elementary School
61City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Archbishop Joseph MacNeil
62City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Soraya Hafez School
63City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)AlBaqir Academy
64City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Evansdale School
65City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Jasper Place School
66City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Michael Strembitsky School
67City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Dickinsfield School
68City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Maria Goretti
69City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. John Bosco
70City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Thomas More Academy
71City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Victoria School
72City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Scott Robertson School
73City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Norwood School
74City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Eastglen School
75City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Rosslyn School
76City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Aurora School
77City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Steinhauer School
78City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Tipaskan School
79City Of St. AlbertOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Richard S Fowler Catholic Junior High School
80Municipal District Of Peace No. 135Open (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Springfield Elementary School
81Regional Municipality Of Wood BuffaloOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Gabriel School
82Regional Municipality Of Wood BuffaloOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Sister Mary Phillps Elementary School
83Regional Municipality Of Wood BuffaloOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Holy Trinity High School
84Regional Municipality Of Wood BuffaloOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Good Shepherd Community School
85Regional Municipality Of Wood BuffaloOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Elsie Yanik Catholic School
86Strathcona CountyOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Mills Haven Elementary School
87Strathcona CountyOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Lakeland Ridge School
88Town Of StrathmoreOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Trinity Christian Academy

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.


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: 110 case(s).

The city of Grand Prairie moves up to a total of 146 cases and 41 active. This makes them the area in the North Zone with the highest active cases. The city of Grande Prairie has been put on the WATCH list (above the threshold but no additional measures).

The city of Fort McMurray moves up to a total of 298 cases and drops down to 23 active.

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 53 cases and 8 active.

Mackenzie County (Northwest corner of Alberta:High Level, Fort Vermillion, La Crete, Rainbow Lake) moves up to 415 cases and drops down to 7 active cases.

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 67 cases and drops to 5 active cases.

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 8 cases and 4 active.

The Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133 (Spirit River, Rycroft) gains 3 new cases for a total of 14 and 3 active. These are the the first new cases since September 24th.

The Municipal District of Peace NO. 135 (Peace River, Grimshaw, Berwyn, Brownvale) moves up to a total of 28 cases and 3 active.

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) gains 3 new cases since August 24th for a total of 51 and 3 active.

Lac La Biche moves up to a total of 4 cases and 3 active.

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 18 cases and 3 active.

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 3 active.

Clear Hills County (Hines Creek, Cleardale, Worsley) moves up to a total of 92 cases and drops down to 2 active.

MD of Smoky River (Falher, McLennan, Girouxville, Donnelly, Guy, Jean Cote, Kathleen, Winagami) moves up to a total of 75 cases and 2 active.

Lac Ste Anne County (Mayerthorpe, Onoway, Alberta Beach, Sangudo) holds at 13 cases and drops to 3 active.

Yellowhead County (Edson, Hinton, Marlboro, Evansburg, Niton Junction, Wildwood) moves up to a total of 4 cases and 2 active.

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) removes a case to a total of 12 cases and 2 active.

Birch Hills County (Eaglesham, Peoria, Tangent, Wanham, Watino, Belloy, Codesa, Heart Valley) holds with a total of 5 cases and 2 active.

The Municipal District of Greenview NO. 16 (Fox Creek, Valleyview, Little Smoky, Debolt, Ridgevalley, Crooked Creek, Sunset House) gains a new cases for a total of 17 and 1 active.

The municipality of Jasper gains its first new case since August 10th for a total of 15 and 1 active.

The town of Hinton gains its first new case since July 28 for a total of 8 and 1 active.

The County Of Northern Lights (Manning, Deadwood,Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement, Chinook Valley, Clear Hills, Hotchkiss, Keg River, Weberville, Carcajou,Twin Lakes) moves up to a total of 57 and 1 active.

Saddle Hills County (Woking, Bay Tree, Blueberry Mountain, Braeburn, Dunvegan Settlement, Gordondale, Poplar Ridge,Silver Valley, Whitbur) moves up to a total of 3 and 1 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 18 cases and 1 active.

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) holds with a total of 18 cases and 1 active.

Out of 38 municipalities that comprise the North Zone there are no active cases in 13 municipalities.

There are 20,956 reported cases in Alberta, and 286 deaths in Alberta (132 in Calgary Zone, 86 in Edmonton zone, 35 in North Zone, 26 in the South Zone, 7 in the Central Zone). Of the 20,956 cases, 97 are in the hospital and 13 are in ICU (Intensive Care). 18,055 cases have recovered, which drops down to 87% of the cases in Alberta.

There are 2,615 active cases in Alberta. Edmonton:1,444, Calgary:754, North:127, South:160, Central:109, Unknown:21.

There has been 4 deaths recorded for Alberta in the last 96 hours. 1 in the Calgary Zone (Foothills Medical Centre) and 3 in the Edmonton Zone (Misericordia Community Hospital).


The provincial breakdown was not available at time of posting.

Canada has 186,881 confirmed cases. There have been 9,654 deaths recorded.
There have been 157,486 recovered cases in Canada and holds at 89% of the national population of cases.

The USA has 7,787,548 confirmed cases. There are 214,446 deaths recorded and 3,106,769 recovered cases, which holds at 41%.

There are 38,006,121 cases worldwide. There are a total of 1,083,875 deaths recorded worldwide. There are 26,354,211 cases recovered globally, which drops down to 71%.

The top 5 highest ranked country of reported cases are (From highest to lowest): USA, India (7,175,880), Brazil (5,103,408), Russia (1,318,783), and Colombia (919,084). Argentina has reached 903,730 and Spain has reached 896,086. No other country has reached the 890,000 mark. Canada drops to 27th.

The highest death toll, after the US, Brazil (150,689), India (109,856), Mexico (83,945), United Kingdom (43,108). No other country has reached the 43,000 mark. Canada holds at 20th.

The top 5 highest countries in the world with recovered cases, from highest to lowest: India (6,227,295), Brazil (4,526,393), US (3,106,769), Russia (1,027,348), Colombia (806,703). All other countries are below 800,000 recovered cases.

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COVID-19 Update from Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health – October 13, 2020.

Dr. Hinshaw is concerned about the increase in numbers of COVID-19. Starting October 14, testing will be done by appointment only which can be made online. The updated restrictions for the Edmonton Zone will not see results for about 2 weeks. Health Quality Council has a survey to see what your experience has been with COVID-19.

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