COVID-19 UPDATE – October 16, 2020

As of October 16, Alberta Health has confirmed 819 new cases in Alberta in the last 72 hours. 243=Oct 14, 244=Oct 15, 332=Oct 12, 220=Oct 16.

There are 41 new cases in the North Zone over the last 72 hours.

There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone in the last 72 hours.

1436 cases have recovered in the North Zone which drops down to 91% 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 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.

91 outbreaks have been identified in Alberta in the last 24 hours. An outbreak is when there are 2 or more infectious cases in the school. There are 489 active cases in the schools. 22 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 is 1 outbreak reported in the North Zone.

October 16, 2020

1City Of AirdrieWatchCoopers Crossing School
2City Of CalgaryWatchClarence Sansom School
3City Of CalgaryWatchNelson Mandela High School
4City Of CalgaryWatchCanyon Meadows School
5City Of CalgaryWatchEcole de la Rose Sauvage
6City Of CalgaryWatchJohn G Diefenbaker High School
7City Of EdmontonWatchArchbishop O’Leary
8City Of EdmontonWatchCentre High
9City Of EdmontonWatchRoss Sheppard High School
10City Of EdmontonWatchHighlands School
11City Of EdmontonWatchAustin O’Brien
12City Of EdmontonWatchHarry Ainlay School
13City Of EdmontonWatchQueen Elizabeth School
14City Of EdmontonWatchLouis St. Laurent
15City Of EdmontonWatchEdmonton Islamic Academy
16City Of EdmontonWatchM. E. LaZerte School
17City Of EdmontonWatchHeadway School Society of Alberta
18City Of EdmontonWatchAurora School
19City Of St. AlbertWatchElmer S Gish School
20Strathcona CountyWatchBev Facey Community High School
21Strathcona CountyWatchLakeland Ridge School
22Town Of CochraneWatchRancheView School
23City Of AirdrieOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Northcott Prairie School
24City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Lester B. Pearson High School
25City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Saddle Ridge School
26City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Glenmeadows School
27City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Monsignor E. L. Doyle Elementary School
28City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Peter Lougheed School
29City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Vista Heights School
30City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Monterey Park School
31City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Our Lady of the Assumption School
32City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Central Memorial High School
33City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Ecole La Mosaique
34City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Rundle School
35City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Father Lacombe School
36City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Connaught School
37City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Janus Academy
38City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Francis High School
39City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Chief Justice Milvain School
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)Riverbend School
48City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Christ the King School
49City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Kirkness School
50City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Matthew
51City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Aldergrove School
52City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Brendan School
53City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Calder School
54City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Dr. Donald Massey School
55City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Bishop Savaryn
56City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)J Percy Page School
57City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Archbishop MacDonald
58City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Vladimir Elementary School
59City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Joseph
60City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Archbishop Joseph MacNeil
61City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Soraya Hafez School
62City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)AlBaqir Academy
63City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Evansdale School
64City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Jasper Place School
65City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Michael Strembitsky School
66City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Dickinsfield School
67City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Maria Goretti
68City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. John Bosco
69City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Thomas More Academy
70City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Victoria School
71City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Londonderry 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)Steinhauer School
77City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Tipaskan School
78City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Vernon Barford School
79City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Nicholas
80City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Dunluce School
81City Of LethbridgeOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Teresa of Calcutta School
82City Of LethbridgeOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Ecole La Verendrye
83City Of LethbridgeOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Francis Junior High School
84City Of LethbridgeOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Ecole St. Mary School
85City Of Red DeerOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Hunting Hills High School
86Municipal District Of Peace No. 135Open (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Springfield Elementary School
87Rocky View CountyOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Sarah Thompson School
88Rocky View CountyOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Khalsa School Calgary Educational Foundation
89Strathcona CountyOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Mills Haven Elementary School
90Strathcona CountyOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Salisbury Composite High School
91Town 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: 108 case(s).

The city of Grand Prairie moves up to a total of 159 cases and 49 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 305 cases and drops down to 19 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 56 cases and 10 active. Smoky Lake County has been put on the WATCH list (above the threshold but no additional measures) since Oct. 15.

The Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133 (Spirit River, Rycroft) moves up to a total of 18 cases and 7 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 68 cases and 6 active cases.

Mackenzie County (Northwest corner of Alberta:High Level, Fort Vermillion, La Crete, Rainbow Lake) removes a case for a total of 414 cases and 6 active cases.

The municipality of Jasper moves up to a total of 19 cases and 5 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) moves up to a total of 52 and 5 active.

Lac Ste Anne County (Mayerthorpe, Onoway, Alberta Beach, Sangudo) moves up to 17 cases and 4 active.

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) holds with a total of 8 cases and 4 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) moves up to a total of 20 cases and 3 active.

Clear Hills County (Hines Creek, Cleardale, Worsley) moves up to a total of 93 cases and 3 active.

Lac La Biche holds with a total of 4 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.

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 19 cases and holds with 3 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 58 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.

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 12 cases and 2 active.

The Municipal District of Peace NO. 135 (Peace River, Grimshaw, Berwyn, Brownvale) holds with a total of 28 cases and drops to 1 active.

MD of Smoky River (Falher, McLennan, Girouxville, Donnelly, Guy, Jean Cote, Kathleen, Winagami) holds with a total of 75 cases and drops to 1 active.

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 8 cases and 1 active.

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

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

Yellowhead County (Edson, Hinton, Marlboro, Evansburg, Niton Junction, Wildwood) holds with a total of 4 cases and drops to 1 active.

The town of Hinton holds with a total of 8 cases and 1 active.

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) gains its first new case since Sept 9 for a total of 13 cases and 1 active.

The city of Cold Lake gains a new case for a total of 9 and 1 active.

Out of 38 municipalities that comprise the North Zone there are no active cases in 11 municipalities.

There are 21,775 reported cases in Alberta, and 288 deaths in Alberta (132 in Calgary Zone, 88 in Edmonton zone, 35 in North Zone, 26 in the South Zone, 7 in the Central Zone). Of the 21,775 cases, 117 are in the hospital and 11 are in ICU (Intensive Care). 18,651 cases have recovered, which holds at 87% of the cases in Alberta.

There are 2,836 active cases in Alberta. Edmonton:1,525, Calgary:820, South:202, North:145, Central:132, Unknown:12.

There have been 2 deaths recorded for Alberta in the last 72 hours both in the Edmonton Zone.


Canada has 194,106 confirmed cases. There have been 9,722 deaths recorded.
There have been 163,644 recovered cases in Canada and holds at 89% of the national population of cases.

The USA has 7,958,254 confirmed cases. There are 216,917 deaths recorded and 3,197,539 recovered cases, which holds at 41%.

There are 39,186,810 cases worldwide. There are a total of 1,101,692 deaths recorded worldwide. There are 26,991,927 cases recovered globally, which holds at 71%.

The top 5 highest ranked country of reported cases are (From highest to lowest): USA, India (7,370,468), Brazil (5,169,386), Russia (1,369,386), and moving into 5th place, since Oct. 15, Argentina (949,063) moving Colombia (945,354) to 6th place. No other country has reached the 945,000 mark. Canada holds at 27th.

The highest death toll, after the US, Brazil (152,460), India (112,161), Mexico (85,285), United Kingdom (43,519). 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 (6,453,779), Brazil (4,526,393), US (3,197,539), Russia (1,051,780), Colombia (837,001). All other countries are below 830,000 recovered cases.

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COVID-19 Update from Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health – October 16, 2020.

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