COVID-19 UPDATE – October 9, 2020

As of October 9, Alberta Health has confirmed 641 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours. 364=Oct 8, 277=Oct 9.

There are 33 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48 hours. 16=Oct. 8, 17=Oct. 9.

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

1383 cases have recovered in the North Zone which drops down to 93% 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
  • Family gatherings, La Crete
  • Private gathering, Bonnyville
  • Private gathering, Manning
  • Suncor base plant, Fort McMurray
  • Syncrude Mildred Lake site, Fort McMurray


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.

76 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. 14 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 5 outbreaks reported in the North Zone.

October 9, 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 EdmontonWatchArchbishop O’Leary
7City Of EdmontonWatchCentre High
8City Of EdmontonWatchRoss Sheppard High School
9City Of EdmontonWatchVimy Ridge
10City Of EdmontonWatchHighlands School
11City Of EdmontonWatchAustin O’Brien
12City Of EdmontonWatchHarry Ainlay School
13City Of EdmontonWatchQueen Elizabeth School
14City Of EdmontonWatchEdmonton Islamic Academy
15City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Lester B. Pearson High School
16City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Chris Akkerman School
17City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Saddle Ridge School
18City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Apostles of Jesus
19City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Glenmeadows School
20City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Benedict School
21City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Monsignor E. L. Doyle Elementary School
22City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Vista Heights School
23City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Monterey Park School
24City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Our Lady of the Assumption School
25City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)King George School
26City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Ecole La Mosaique
27City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Ecole de la Rose Sauvage
28City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)John G Diefenbaker High School
29City Of CalgaryOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Connaught School
30City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Northmount School
31City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Holy Trinity
32City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Parkview School
33City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Oscar Romero Catholic High School
34City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Lillian Osborne High School
35City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)McNally School
36City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Ecole Pere-Lacombe
37City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Waverley School
38City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Cardinal Collins High School Academic Centre
39City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Millwoods Christian School
40City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)H. E. Beriault
41City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Riverbend School
42City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Christ the King School
43City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Oliver School
44City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Kirkness School
45City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Matthew
46City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Aldergrove School
47City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Brendan School
48City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Calder School
49City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Dr. Donald Massey School
50City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Bishop Savaryn
51City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Louis St. Laurent
52City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)J Percy Page School
53City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Archbishop MacDonald
54City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Vladimir Elementary School
55City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Soraya Hafez School
56City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)AlBaqir Academy
57City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Evansdale School
58City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Jasper Place School
59City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Michael Strembitsky School
60City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Dickinsfield School
61City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Maria Goretti
62City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)M. E. LaZerte School
63City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. John Bosco
64City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Thomas More Academy
65City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Norwood School
66City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Aurora School
67City Of EdmontonOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Steinhauer School
68City Of St. AlbertOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Richard S Fowler Catholic Junior High School
69Municipal District Of Peace No. 135Open (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Springfield Elementary School
70Regional Municipality Of Wood BuffaloOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)St. Gabriel School
71Regional Municipality Of Wood BuffaloOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Sister Mary Phillps Elementary School
72Regional Municipality Of Wood BuffaloOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Holy Trinity High School
73Regional Municipality Of Wood BuffaloOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Elsie Yanik Catholic School
74Strathcona CountyOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)Bev Facey Community High School
75Town Of CochraneOpen (Outbreak, 2-4 cases)RancheView School
76Town 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.


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: 95 case(s).

The city of Fort McMurray moves up to a total of 294 cases and drops down to 29 active. This makes them the area in the North Zone with the highest active cases.

The city of Grand Prairie moves up to a total of 129 cases and to 29 active. They are tied with Fort McMurray for highest active cases.

Mackenzie County (Northwest corner of Alberta:High Level, Fort Vermillion, La Crete, Rainbow Lake) holds at 414 cases and drops down to 9 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 66 cases and up to 6 active cases.

Clear Hills County (Hines Creek, Cleardale, Worsley) moves up to a total of 91 cases and 4 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 49 cases and drops to 4 active.

Lac Ste Anne County (Mayerthorpe, Onoway, Alberta Beach, Sangudo) holds at 13 cases and drops to 3 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) moves up to a total of 13 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 moves back up to 3 active.

Birch Hills County (Eaglesham, Peoria, Tangent, Wanham, Watino, Belloy, Codesa, Heart Valley) moves up to 5 total cases and 2 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 16 cases and 2 active.

The Municipal District of Peace NO. 135 (Peace River, Grimshaw, Berwyn, Brownvale) moves up to a total of 27 cases and holds at 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 18 cases and 1 active.

Lac La Biche gains a new case, since July 30, for a total of 2 cases 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) gains a new case for a total of 56 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 2 and 1 active.

MD of Smoky River (Falher, McLennan, Girouxville, Donnelly, Guy, Jean Cote, Kathleen, Winagami) holds with a total of 74 cases and 1 active.

Yellowhead County (Edson, Hinton, Marlboro, Evansburg, Niton Junction, Wildwood) holds with a total of 3 and 1 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 5 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.

The city of Cold Lake holds with a total of 8 cases and 1 active.

Out of 38 municipalities that comprise the North Zone there are no active cases in 17 municipalities.

There are 19,995 reported cases in Alberta, and 282 deaths in Alberta (131 in Calgary Zone, 83 in Edmonton zone, 35 in North Zone, 26 in the South Zone, 7 in the Central Zone). A death reported on Oct. 8 was removed. Of the 19,9954 cases, 86 are in the hospital and 11 are in ICU (Intensive Care). 17,488 cases have recovered, which drops down to 89% of the cases in Alberta.

There are 2,225 active cases in Alberta. Edmonton:1329, Calgary:628, North:105, South:102, Central:50, Unknown:11.

There has been 1 death recorded for Alberta in the last 48 hours in the Calgary Zone.


Canada has 178,117 confirmed cases. There have been 9,585 deaths recorded.
There have been 149,524 recovered cases in Canada and holds at 89% of the national population of cases.

The USA has 7,583,200 confirmed cases. There are 212,111 deaths recorded and 3,021,252 recovered cases, which holds at 41%.

There are 36,724,164 cases worldwide. There are a total of 1,064,832 deaths recorded worldwide. There are 25,514,935 cases recovered globally, which holds at 72%.

The top 5 highest ranked country of reported cases are (From highest to lowest): USA, India (6,906,151), Brazil (5,028,444), Russia (1,265,572), and Colombia (886,179). No other country has reached the 885,000 mark. Canada holds at 26th.

The highest death toll, after the US, Brazil (148,957), India (106,490), Mexico (83,096), United Kingdom (42,769). 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 (5,906,069), Brazil (4,488,092), US (3,021,252), Russia (1,005,199), Colombia (773,973). All other countries are below 770,000 recovered cases.

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COVID-19 Update from Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health – October 8, 2020.

Dr. Hinshaw out lines the new Voluntary Public Health Measures for Edmonton Zone.

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